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Photo by: Fairchild Archive
Erdem Spring 2013

"They're sly and untrustworthy, but are also exotic and sophisticated," says Sam Gosling, Ph.D., professor of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin.

What Your Favorite Print Says About You

January 31, 2013

Esther Adams, Vogue

Reread any of the illustrated storybooks of our youth, from Rudyard Kipling's How The Camel Got His Hump ("But uglier yet is the hump we get from having too little to do") to Aesop's fables like The Frog and the Ox

(the amphibian bursts in an effort to inflate himself beyond his means)

or almost any of Shakespeare's plays, and it's clear that authors have

drawn parallels between human temperament and beastly behavior as a

colorful literary device for centuries. With that in mind, peering at

the exotic prints that stalked the spring runways-from 3.1 Phillip Lim's

leopard-print blazer to Alexander Wang's shimmering alligator-like

argent dress-the predatory pattern we're most attracted to this season

might reveal a little more than anticipated about who we are.

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