Zara Face Tee Left, Lanvin Face Tee Center, Lanvin x H&M Tee Right
A recent trip to Zara surprised me because I spotted a familiar face. The oft imitated design of Lanvin tee has been resurrected again without the blessing of Alber Elbaz. I first spotted the tee in 2009 and it won my heart with the cheeky expression, soft bow and heart shaped lips. And Forever 21 not being one to miss out on an opportunity promptly knocked off the tee without the bow and with many more heart graphics. Then in 2010, Benetton surprisingly followed suit by copying the idea of tee and adding a graphic bow instead. The tee continued to live when Alber Elbaz decided to give the public what they craved in a legitimate version through his collaboration with H&M at an affordable price point. Now it's 2012 and perhaps Zara thought by now we would have forgotten about the origins of the face tee? With a soft chiffon bow and wider set eyes, it's priced at $25.90. While I have to admit even though a few years have passed since it's original incarnation, the face tee is so girly and adorable. The question remains though after so many years do people still want this tee shirt? Zara certainly thought so. What are your thoughts?