Clockwise from top right: David Steele Hats’ velour felt and leather hat, davidsteelenyc.com; Chopard’s platinum, pearl and diamond necklace, 800.CHOPARD; Jason Wu’s silk shantung dress, to order, jasonwustudio.com; Cesare Lacca’s bar cart; Antonio Marras’s embroidered wool and python leather bag, at Lissilaa Boutique, La Jolla, California; Thierry Lasry’s acetate sunglasses, thierrylasry.com; Roger Vivier’s silk shoe, at Roger Vivier, New York; Knoll’s chair, by Eero Saarinen; LaCrasia’s leather gloves, lacrasia.com; Alexander Wang’s velvet and cowhide bag, alexanderwang.com; Chopard’s 18k yellow gold, pearl and diamond necklace, 800.CHOPARD; Salvatore Ferragamo’s silk satin pump, at Salvatore Ferragamo, New York; Dolce & Gabbana’s wool bodysuit and silk skirt, at select Dolce & Gabbana stores; Selima Optique’s acetate sunglasses, at Bond 07 by Selima, New York; David Steele Hats’ velour felt and ostrich feather hat, davidsteelenyc.com; Serge Mouille’s lamp.

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, gueridon.com.