Love in a cold climate — specifically, New York during the winter — was Lyn Devon’s fall inspiration. She was thinking about “that glossy, giddy moment in the Forties and Fifties when people got all dolled up to go to the movies and held hands.” As the latter statement suggests, this was a rather chaste affair, resulting in some of Devon’s most beautiful clothes yet. She infused clean, modern sportswear with a soft femininity and a touch of kitsch, as in a pale pink peacoat with a drop shoulder and swing shape, while blouses and pants were done in a “love bird” print. Demure though it was, there was an undercurrent of seduction in a fuchsia wool corset and matching silk pants. And regardless of one’s relationship status, Devon’s angora knits alone triggered warm and fuzzy feelings, particularly the white tuck-stitched sweater worn with an ankle-length ivory skirt. As Devon said, “She’s got her sweater and her ball skirt and she’s going to City Hall.”

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