Georgia May. In case anyone missed her on the Rag & Bone runway,or was too engrossed with the clothes, the name of Mick Jagger’sdaughter was embroidered on the back of the crepe bowling shirt shewore. Joan Smalls and a couple other models got the same personalizedtreatment, a touch of Fifties kitsch in a collection that otherwisefirmly adhered to the line’s ethos of cool.

The retro thing wasreal but thankfully not literal. “Frank Sinatra meets Fifties bowlingand English Teddy Boys,” said Marcus Wainwright, noting some of thetight, lace-up high-waisted pants and cropped jackets. As the seasondictates, outerwear was important, and the lineup had ample to offer inthe category, whether the giant gray leather and shearling coat, thefluffy buffalo-checked parka or the crazy, hairy knit jacket that wasreprised as festive hobo bag.

There were also moments of Englishmilitary, Coogi sweaters — remember them? — grunge and an all-Americanspirit in the forest-green plaids, shearlings and cowhide motifs, whichWainwright and his partner David Neville savvily finessed into asingular point of view. Wainwright filed the look under “cool clothesfor cool girls.” We agree.

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