Irvine, Calif. — Modern style is all about transcending categories, blurring the distinctions between business and casual, of-the-moment and timeless and especially, day and night. St. John’s freshly minted mini comes with a layer of sparkling Austrian crystals and, when topped with a sporty crystal-detailed wool polo, it can slip easily from the boardwalk to the dance floor. For more on Marie Gray’s fall St. John collection, see page 6.

This story first appeared in the March 19, 2003 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.