Ever since the 1984 MTV Awards, i've dreamed of finding a comfee plaid dress like the one (my then absolute idol) Cyndi Lauper wore to accept her award for "Best Female Video", and the one Jaeger London sent down the Fall 2010 RTW runway comes pretty close (minus the awkward chapeau) . . .
And for even more plaid-spiration, below is a tartan dream ensemb' scanned from one of my 1970s fashion mags, and a darlingly demure Lady Di, in the early '80s . . .
And here on the left we have a dreamy leopard/plaid look from Vogue (Japan, 2009), and on the right, wonderful actress Patricia Neal (who also happens to be Sophie Dahl's grannie) wrapped in a woven plain fabric from Edinburgh c.1949.
And finally, Norma Jean Baker, sporting an all-American look, in a rare photo by Joseph Lasgur.