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    Houndstooth

    Houndstooth is a duotone textile pattern characterized by broken checks or abstract four-pointed shapes, often in black and white, although other colors are used. The classic houndstooth pattern is an example of a tessellation and the squares resemble the imprints left by a chicken’s feet. This gives us the French term pied de poule. Oversized houndstooth patterns were employed prominently at Alexander McQueens’s Fall 2009 …