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Louis Vuitton's Checkerboard Print: Love It or Leave It?

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We’re hardly shocked when we spot two celebs wearing the same thing, but rarely do we see multiple stars donning something that’s as bold as the checkerboard print from Louis Vuitton’s spring 2013 collection.

In just one week, Kerry Washington, Kirsten Dunst and Jessica Alba all plucked dresses directly from the label’s runway — and looked anything but square.

Django Unchained‘s Washington left our office divided when she wore a mid-calf champagne-and-cream dress accessorized with a bow headband and white Christian Louboutin pumps for her film’s photo call in Berlin last Tuesday.

And since it is a somewhat polarizing print, we were surprised to see Dunst step out in a similar style at the Art of Elysium Heaven Gala in Los Angeles just a few days later — however, her dress was a bit more conventional, with a classic silhouette and smaller pattern.

But it was Alba who proved that this collection is officially trendy when she donned a black-and-white version of the look at a Golden Globes after-party in L.A. on Sunday. In our opinion, she made her impactful number look the most wearable by hiking up the hemline and pairing it with simple black pumps and an orange lip.

Since the eye-catching design made three appearances in just seven days (and was worn by Hailee Steinfeld last month and Kristen Stewart in October), we think we’ll definitely be seeing more of it soon — and look forward to more office debates about the practicality of the print! Tell us: Do you like this checkered print? Which one of these three stars pulled it off best?

–Jennifer Cress

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