Why We Love It
The Museum of Modern Art hasn’t reported any major thefts, but these beauties could have been taken straight from its galleries. Oh, so bold and utterly striking, these wearable “canvases” are blessedly detail-free and classic in form.
Though it’s not the sexiest way to dress, you are guaranteed to garner lots of attention. Confidence will help pull off so cerebral a choice.
How to Wear It
Jewelry is liable to be a distraction. However, the accessory these vivid patterns call for is a really cool, substantial shoe.
Strong eye? Yes! Prominent lip? Good idea. Big hair? We think not. Go sleek and pulled back.
Piazza Sempione Blu
Cotton-elastane skirt, Piazza Sempione Blu, $560; at Bergdorf Goodman, call 212-753-7300.
Diane von Furstenberg
Chiffon shirt, Diane von Furstenberg, $225;at Barneys New York, call 212-754-7940.
Kenneth Cole New York
Silk dress, Kenneth Cole New York, $198; at Kenneth Cole, visit kennethcole.com.
Silk blouse, Armani Exchange,$98; visit armaniexchange.com.
Canvas bag with leather trim, Rebecca Minkoff, $475; visit rebeccaminkoff.com.
MINT Jodi Arnold
Silk satin dress, MINT Jodi Arnold, $429; visit jodiarnoldnyc.com.