by Becky Malinsky
#1 The Statement Collar (above)
I remember my first obsession with the Pilgrims' stark black-and-white contrasts and their supreme knowledge of a great exaggerated collar. Fourth grade. Halloween. Grandma stitched up a perfect replica, bonnet and all. Viktor & Rolf seem to be on my same page. Their exaggerated bow collar this season surely makes a below-the-neck statement.
Once the collar is firmly in place, the next layer in a Pilgrim's look is none other than the simple, full-coverage black dress. While totally acceptable to be worn on its own these days, like this AMAZING Ann Demeulemeester number, back in the day one would never leave home without her starchy whites.
#3 That Belt Buckle I'm pretty sure it goes without saying, but a Pilgrim's look is not complete without a big brass buckle cinched across the waist. Calvin Klein's Francisco Costa must have been thinking about America's forefathers when he chose the big brass squares that finish off a multitude of his fall 2013 looks.
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Always one for a thematic collection, the bright white cuffs on this fall Chanel look scream Pilgrim chic! Of course, Karl's modern pilgrim has a bit of a higher hemline.
#5 The Finishing Touch
Celine has been taking on Pilgrim fashion for a few seasons now. Remember those amazing belts in pre-fall 2013!? But one of Ms. Philo's less-literal and best takes on the trend has to be her gold-plate-covered oxfords. Just a hint of history, and a huge dose of modern fashion.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! What's your favorite festive fashion?