NEW YORK — With images like Marlon Brando in “The Wild Ones,” Joan Jett onstage or the young Madonna in a Herb Ritts photograph, the appeal of black leather has staying power. Fashionistas may talk brights, but they love black, and this season’s suede and leather options are irresistible. Here, a case in point: Siena Studio’s side-laced top with Ellus Edition’s cotton denim jeans at Showroom Seven. Belt from Trash and Vaudeville; J. Mendel gloves. For more, see pages 6 and 7.

This story first appeared in the May 13, 2003 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.