Porcelain Blues: The Shades to Wear This Spring

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Both Chinese cobalt porcelain and smooth blue Wedgewood ceramic flashed in our minds when Prabal Gurung’s spring collection walked the runway, with their dripping blue-on-white Rorschach blots in silk. Meanwhile, Roberto Cavalli’s blue on white take for resort was a bold baroque pattern edged with black silk or lace. These twists on a classic color combination inspired us to dedicate a mood board to the theme, featuring the lacelike patterns in the iris of an eye, the detail of a Baroque painting, and a vintage fashion shoot featuring Veruschka. Click ahead to get inspired for the season.

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Wedgewood Ceiling Panel

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Model Veruschka Wearing Lace Trimmed Slip

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Iris

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Porcelain soup spoons in a row

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Portrait of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria by Martin van Metyens II

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Mt. Huangshan Pine Trees

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France, Paris, detail of a door

Porcelain Blues: The Shades to Wear This Spring