True Blue

From shoes and handbags in exotic skins to high-tech home appliances and sophisticated furniture, intense cobalt blue is the color of the season

What more refreshing antidote to the dog days of summer than a cool, confident blue? International Klein Blue—created and so named by French artist Yves Klein in 1957—inspired the palette on dozens of fall runways and has already been worn on the red carpet by trendsetters like Cate Blanchett. For a head-to-toe look, nothing beats MaxMara's easygoing jumpsuit, but for a mere splash of color, look no further than Dior's chunky cage platforms, Valentino's bow clutch or Hermès' Clipper Chrono Plongeur watch. Kartell's Ero/S/is a modern touch for the office. And for the true blue fan, the shade has even migrated...

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