I love gingham and I won’t lie about it. Of course, you’d already know that because I already wrote a journal post about it. The understated checkered cloth adds to your wardrobe a touch of country style, a soupçon of vintage French style, and a heaping lot of casual elegance and class, without calling too much attention to itself.
Have you noticed that gingham is trending lately?
Judy Garland, complete with pigtails and wicker basket, wore arguably the most famous gingham dress in history back in 1939 as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz. The inexpensive checkered cloth became a symbol of innocence in simpler times just like the character itself, who just wanted to go back home to her old country home in Kansas.
Iconic. Inspirational. Chic. Nonchalant. Timeless.
I keep seeing these terms over and over again attached to photographs and fashion blogs attributed to one person: Jane Birkin.
There are very few people who fit those descriptions more than Jane Birkin, the English girl who came to Paris unable to speak a word of French, fell in love and married one of their greatest cultural icons, and continued to become a fashion inspiration of her own and a symbol of free love in 1960s Paris.
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