Wink designer Wynn Smith is one of those shy types who usually makes only the briefest grinning appearance at the end of the runway. But this season, Smith decided to forgo the runway routine, opting instead to show his clothes with photos done in an homage to a racy, cinematic fashion story Denis Piel shot for GQ in the Eighties, which he’ll send out with his lookbooks.

In the first spread tacked on the photo studio’s wall, a chiseled man strides away from a sea plane, a bedraggled girl in heels and glasses fumbling with papers and luggage in his wake. "I am Dominique, personal assistant to my former professor Marcel — author, lecturer, soldier of the mind (and, secretly, of my heart)," the campy copy reads. "He’s driving me quietly mad, but I speak not a word."

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