Are You Mad For Plaid, Too?-------
Seems the whole world is hung up on the royal wedding, but here at Style.com, we’ve got McQueen fever. (The Costume Institute’s exhibit, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, opens next week.) And we couldn’t help noticing that the Fall runways were blanketed in tartan, a motif that held a totemic appeal for McQueen dating back to his 1995 Highland Rape collection. While plaid is nothing new (just take a stroll down Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg), designers are kicking the classic pattern up a notch. At Rag & Bone, David Neville and Marcus Wainwright paired a fringed kilt with a white leather bomber, while Carven‘s Guillaume Henry showed a long-sleeved shift in the stuff with nude lace accents at the bust for added intrigue. Combining different checks is a surefire attention grabber—Oscar de la Renta cut a curve-hugging evening gown in a patchworked plaid print, and a girl wearing mismatched tartan caught Tommy Ton‘s eye in the Tuileries.
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