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Black Beauty

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...

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.

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.

Kyle Ericksen

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.