Kim Basinger’s character Lynn Bracken, from the neo-noir film “L.A. Confidential,” has sent many a designer’s heart aflutter since its 1997 release. For spring, Jill Stuart translated that depiction of Hollywood glamour into alluring lace and cage-net dresses, some with retro seven-eighths-length sleeves. Out of the boudoir came a satin bralette and tap pants topped with an embroidered trenchcoat. Rather than sticking to any one decade, Stuart borrowed feminine elements from the Thirties through the Fifties — flutter sleeves, high necks, full skirts — following them up with a series of sequined stunners fit for the red carpet.

Kim Basinger’s character Lynn Bracken, from the neo-noir film “L.A. Confidential,” has sent many a designer’s heart aflutter since its 1997 release. For spring, Jill Stuart translated that depiction of Hollywood glamour into alluring lace and cage-net dresses, some with retro seven-eighths-length sleeves. Out of the boudoir came a satin bralette and tap pants topped with an embroidered trenchcoat. Rather than sticking to any one decade, Stuart borrowed feminine elements from the Thirties through the Fifties — flutter sleeves, high necks, full skirts — following them up with a series of sequined stunners fit for the red carpet.

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