Maybe it’s the bohemian in me coming out now that I live in the countryside, but I have never been more into paisley. It started with an antique Indian paisley tapestry that my mother handed down to me this past summer. I found the perfect spot for it covering an upholstered ottoman in my living room, and it now pulls together all the other colors in the room and adds the perfect touch of ethnic romance to the otherwise traditional English countryside look.
But I am also loving paisley in clothes – Derek Lam’s graphic 60’s mod paisleys caught my eye on the runway for fall, and then the Marlon Falaise / Lucie de la Falaise family portrait in Vogue stood out in a more authentic, hippie kinda way.
For a while I’ve been dismissing prints as too specific or of a season, but when looking through all these photos its hard not to see paisley as a classic.
An Instagram photo of a woman wearing Jil Sander’s paisley suit to her child’s christening. That’s chic.
Emma Stone wearing Derek Lam in British Vogue, 2012