Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Gilbert Baker was an American artist and gay rights activist. He taught himself to sew after his honorable discharge from the military and designed the rainbow flag after meeting Harvey Milk in San Francisco in 1978. It would come to symbolize gay pride and LGBT rights. The Rainbow Flag was even added to the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection in 2015. With news of his passing at the age of 65 on March 31st, I wanted to honor his memory and support the cause, by showing some of my favorite rainbow striped designs. Unsurprisingly, there are some great ones available, priced from $14.99 – $2500.

Mugler 90’s undulating rainbow striped jacket, $2500More info/purchase

These Gucci metallic sneakers, the most Instagrammed piece from the label’s Resort 2017 runway, not only feature prominent rainbow stripes, but give you a towering “platform” to stand on. You go girl! $950. More info/purchase

Gucci wool and cashmere striped sweater with embroidered applique, $1650. More info/purchase

Mary Katrantzou Freesia strapless color-block dress in a riot of rainbow pleats, $757.  More info/purchase

Paul Smith calf leather rainbow stripe sneakers, $495. More info/purchase

Loewe rainbow striped leather elephant shoulder bag , $1290. More info/purchase

Sophie Hulme mini Milner shoulder bag in paneled leather rainbow stripes, $595. More info/purchase

Stella McCartney rainbow stripe iPhone 6 case, $85. More info/purchase

Edie Parker rainbow striped acrylic clutch, $1295.  More info/purchase

Cuisinart Advantage rainbow colored 12-Piece stainless steel knife, $14.99. More info/purchase

Rainbow striped umbrella, a great way to stay cheerfully dry in April if ever there was one, $19.77. More info/purchase

– Marilyn Kirschner

Marilyn Kirschner

I am a long time fashion editor with 40+ years of experience. As senior market of Harper's Bazaar for 21 years I met and worked with every major fashion designer in the world and covered all of the collections in Paris, London, Milan and New York. I was responsible for overall content, finding and pulling in the best clothes out there, and for formulating ideas and stories.

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