How the Midi Skirt Vanquished the Mini Skirt

WHEN VOGUE’S editor in chief Anna Wintour observed a few weeks ago that anything “overly sexy or overly clinging or look-at-me has simply gone out the window,” she was referring to the spring 2019 collections. But, as is often the case, the industry was playing catch up with the mood on the street, which has turned toward a modest feminism of late. With the courts embroiled in conversations about gender, many women are looking to strategically cover up. Consider the continuing interest in the midi, aka the mid-calf-length skirt, which is back for fall in large part because designers like Gabriela Hearst, Ulla Johnson,…

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