Trend: Fifties Sense

The fall runways were one big glamorous affair to remember.


There’s more to Fifties retro than poodle skirts and bobby socks, and this season designers are looking at the era’s refined side. Jason Wu, for one, went American debutante with pouf-skirted gowns, while at Dolce & Gabbana, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana set their sights on the decade’s sexy sirens, La Dolce Vita–style. As for the posh accoutrements, supremely ladylike pearls, gloves, frame bags and cool-cat glasses top them all off.

Fashion assistant: Nicholas Whitehouse. Lacca bar cart, at Van den Akker Antiques, New York; Saarinen chair, at the Conran Shop, New York; Mouille lamp,