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15 Celebrities Who Nailed The Tartan Look (PHOTOS)

04/06/2015 03:43 EDT | Updated 04/06/2015 03:59 EDT

Happy National Tartan Day!

On April 6, Canada celebrates the contributions of the Scottish and their descendants in the country with pipe bands, highland dancing, sports, and of course, plenty of tartan.

The checkered pattern hailing from the Highlands is often found on Scottish kilts, but has been a favourite textile of the fashion world for quite some time now.

English punks adopted the print in the 1970s as a way of challenging authority by using a textile that had become twee and tained by association with the establishment.

The late Alexander McQueen famously created two tartan collections during his career as a reference to his own Scottish heritage, as well as to Scotland's turbulent political history. One of the dresses was worn by Sarah Jessica Parker to the 2006 Met Gala, and remains one of her most memorable looks yet.

This year's CFDA Fashion Icon award winner, Pharrell Williams, had a tartan-themed wedding, while Gwen Stefani has adopted the pattern as one of her signature looks.

And who could forget Cher Horowitz's tartan on tartan ensembles in "Clueless?"

So in honour of National Tartan Day, we've rounded up 15 of our favourite tartan looks on celebrities.

Check (pardon the pun) them out below!

  • Sarah Jessica Parker
    Michael Loccisano via Getty Images
    The perfect dress for the 2006 'AngoloMani'-themed Met Gala.
  • Chloe Grace Moretz
    SMXRF/Star Max via Getty Images
    Looking low-key at the airport in a tartan jacket.
  • Diane Kruger
    Steve Granitz via Getty Images
    Proving tartan doesn't always have to be black and red.
  • Emma Watson
    Mike Marsland via Getty Images
    Quintessential British style.
  • Katy Perry
    Target Presse Agentur Gmbh via Getty Images
    Matching tartan separates look just as good together as they do apart.
  • Gwen Stefani
    Jeff Kravitz via Getty Images
    The queen of tartan.
  • Jessica Alba
    GONZALO/Bauer-Griffin via Getty Images
    Mixing tartan with stripes and denim? Genius.
  • Kate Middleton
    Max Mumby/Indigo via Getty Images
    One of her many tartan jackets.
  • Anna Kendrick
    Mike Marsland via Getty Images
    Perfectly pairing her tartan skirt with a plum leather jacket.
  • Olivia Palermo
    Marc Piasecki via Getty Images
    Looking sleek and stylish in a Tartan dress at fashion week.
  • Beyonce
    EMMANUEL DUNAND via Getty Images
    Courtside style = tartan on tartan.
  • Ariana Grande
    Neil P. Mockford via Getty Images
    Nailing the school girl look.
  • Taylor Swift And Karlie Kloss
    Raymond Hall via Getty Images
    Because friends that tartan together stay together.
  • Jessica Simpson
    Raymond Hall via Getty Images
    Double the tartan, double the fun!
  • Miranda Kerr
    Jacopo Raule via Getty Images
    Because tartan and leather are always a good combo.

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