A Short History Of Stripes In Popular Culture

fig 1. Macaulay Culkin
fig 2. Kim Thome Wardrobe in a Suitcase
fig 3. Jil Sander Spring/Summer 2011
fig 4. Oskar Schlemmer
fig 5. Yves Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane Fall/Winter 1999

The narrow black and white prison stripe: Although an iconic pattern, the regular, almost mathematic formation seems underrepresented and undocumented. Most probably due to its restrictions in optical reproduction. I'd like to propose it as eternal substitute for plaid.

See also Stripes in the L&H Archive


Just a lazy morning said...

love it!!

MWCAE said...

great! this is so epic.
(this blog rules)

juliesjuice said...


Lynn and Horst said...


Lea said...

Macaulay is adorable - eh was adorable back then.

Lea said...

http://www.urbanmoms.ca/juice/mac.jpg I wanna frame this picture.

blica said...

das buch gibt einiges her, empfehlenswert! (gibts auch in deutscher übersetzung)

Lynn and Horst said...

@Lea isn't that me?