NEW YORK — The Forties and Fifties were eras of glamour and style. Now, bridge designer Edward Wilkerson is taking elements from that time — the flared skirt, the easy topper — and sprucing them up for his fall Lafayette 148 collection. Here, the wool faille coat with ranch mink trim, leather belt and black lace skirt. For more, see pages 6 and 7.

This story first appeared in the April 2, 2003 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.