Elle McPherson, along with Claudia Schiffer and Gwyneth Paltrow have become the poster mothers for chic school-run dressing. So chic in fact, that their looks are avidly chronicled by the paparazzi and have become a subset of day wear.
Yesterday, the NYTs ran an article by Veronique Hyland on mothers in NYC taking their kids to school and the pressure to look fashionable. I commented in the piece that the phenomenon is real and that urban women in general now pay more attention to how they look running around. Granted, I don’t subscribe to runway perfection at 8 am, but yoga pants after lunch (unless you take afternoon classes) is not tres chic either. These women get it right.