Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Classic stripes

Chance is an online boutique inspired by the classic stripe. Created by former Kate Spade creative director Julia Leach, it features timeless striped t-shirts as well as other "essentials" hand-picked by Leach. I, for one, love the Vintage Vera Scarf ($55) and Cotton Voile Kerchiefs ($38).

The selection and website are really charming. Be sure to scroll through the Timeline for a visual history of the striped t-shirt in art, fashion and cinema. And take a moment to read some of the great writing used to describe the collection.

(All images above c/o Chance Timeline - Matisse's 1906 "Self Portrait in a Striped T-Shirt," Brigitte Bardot in "Contempt" in 1964, Charlotte Gainsbourg in "I'm Not There" in 2008)

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