Flirty, feminine blouses take the edge off, and vintage scarves add a touch of class.
Fall’s ubiquitous sharp and shapely pencil pant and slim skirt need the froth of a beautiful blouse to offset their taut tailoring. Try this soft yet structured crimson chiffon blouse from Giorgio Armani le Collezioni (foreground), with crisp back pleats, which pairs perfectly with Calvin Klein’s black wool trouser. An ornate gold cuff from Tony Duquette adds unexpected opulence. A white silk crepe, floral-print blouse (background) complements a black wool sateen skirt with leather waistband and chunky hardware from Christian Dior. Complete the look with a red crocodile-skin sandal or heel by Bottega Veneta.
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Jacques Fath, Elsa Schiaparelli, Jean Patou. The names of these fashion titans evoke a lost era of style and grace. Think white gloves, luncheon suits, and a time when no woman left the house without a hat. Although formality in attire has waned, the vintage fashion industry has exploded during the past decade. So imagine our delight when we discovered a veritable trove of fashion treasures at, of all places, Del Saxon. The antique store has amassed great silk scarves bearing the monikers of fashion legends: Norman Norell, Jean Dessès, and Maggy Rouff, to name but a few. Add a burst of color to your fall wardrobe with any of these beauties.
Vintage scarves ($125-$275) available at Del Saxon Fine Arts and Antiques of the World, 1525B Hi Line Dr. 214-742-6921.