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Porcelain Blues: The Shades to Wear This Spring

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