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  • Scarlet Fever

    In the 1938 film Jezebel, Bette Davis’ rebellious southern belle character chooses to wear a red dress to the ball. Even in the film’s black-and-white, the rich gray created by …see more

  • Sweet Dreams

    Demure dresses resemble delicate nightgowns from past eras. Long-sleeved silhouettes with drawstring necklines and loose shapes call to mind simple undergarments from the 1800’s, while ruffles and pintucked details take inspiration …see more

  • BIB LOVE

    Of all the wondrous pieces on display at the recent Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern show at the Brooklyn Museum, amid the delicate hand-sewn blouses, freshly pressed wrap-dresses and austere Balenciaga coats, …see more

  • Dark Fairytales for our Time

    Alan Rosenberg | November 29, 2016 An upcoming exhibition of esoteric 19th century Symbolist paintings is sure to shock and surprise visitors to the Guggenheim Museum who know the Frank Lloyd …see more

  • PANTSUIT NATION

    Pantsuits, after a long absence, are looking right again — with good reason. While history can provide plenty of chicly-suited role models, the newest tailleurs are a bit oversized, providing some relaxed …see more

  • My Heart Bleeds

    Heartbreak may hurt, but it makes for compelling graphics. Dagger-pierced, spangled or cracked tickers abound this season — perhaps a subtle tribute to left-leaning bleeding hearts.

  • Granny Takes A Trip (Again)

    Alan Rosenberg | October 6, 2016 One of the latest and most surprising fashion trends has hit 57th and 5th: a window at Bergdorf Goodman features a dress from the house …see more