Pray tell: is there anything more iconic than stripes? (If conflicted, see Matchbook’s essay re: stripes in their sixth issue). After coming across the top photo of James Dean in a striped knit top, I decided to compose a roundup of my favorite retro celebrities wearing striped ensembles (save for Catherine Deneuve in that hat - the image was too cute to leave out!). While I think Jenna Lyons looks terribly chic when she pairs her marinière with, say, sequin harem pants, there is something v. alluring about about stripes worn simply (of course, any of the above icons would look earth-shattering in paper bags). How do you wear stripes? Who makes your favorite striped shirt? (Petit Bateau, Saint James, Chance..?) I'd love to know!