Photograph by Jean Moral, 1946.
do you Love STRIPES?
after Checks- I do. Their regimented lines appeal to my natural desire to be organized to within an inch-of a Stripe.
Sadly it's not a strong suit of mine.
Perfect placement, regimented, yet Off.
She out striped them all- in Givenchy Stripes when seeing double at a party in Paris-
page from Suzy Menkes Windsor Style
horizontal STRIPES while very IN- would never do for Me, not even in the now ubiquitous Breton stripes everywhere & once worn by Picasso, James Dean & Warhol,
I love to see them worn by those suited for BOLD stripes-those BOLD HORIZONTAL STRIPES.
Dean Horizontal Stripe CooL
These guys Yes.
Everyone else, it's more complicated.
Michael O'Connor costume designs for Jane Eyre
In decorating- nothing can be more stylish than a Stripe & it's probably the most democratic of all fabrics.
One of the most stylish and elegant women today for Me- is Carolina Herrera.
She decorates with Stripes, not to mention wearing them well.
This Navy varied stripe is the ultimate-CooL, & we can all be CooL when we decorate with a Stripe in the Herrera Style.
This is CHIC w/ stripe-
Buddha & Louis together with echos of the 5'2" Little General.
Legendary writer and editor Minn Hogg's elegant Navy Stripe curtain anchors her uniquely eclectic collections. Her sense of style is evident in the mix of the two.
It is a Stripe making sense of it All. Min Hogg knows how.
The NAVY & White Stripe is the Ultimate color pairing as Stripes go-
It's been revered by every designer in fashion & possibly interior design.
This fashion drawing of Lucien Lelong 's 1947 Courmont Evening Gowns stays in the back of my mind filed under CHIC w/Stripe whether I am decorating- or thinking about how fashion influences interior design.
the more mitered-the merrier,