Our iconic No. 2 pencil skirt, now in a new length that clocks in at a long and lean 25". The effect? A sleek and chic look that harkens back to the days of girl-Friday glamour but still feels refreshingly modern. The pattern was inspired by a historically rich paisley shawl plucked from the archives of 19th century master weaver Anthony Berrus (his tapestries famously hang in the Metropolitan Museum of Art). It took two months for the artisans at the Como, Italy-based Ratti Mill—our go-to source for one-of-a-kind prints—to reinvent and hand trace its intricate designs. The result? A classic paisley pattern recolored in zingy acid hues. Cotton with a hint of stretch. Sits at waist. Back zip. Back vent. Lined. Import. Dry clean.