AS TIME GOES BY

NEW YORK — Yes, it’s the year 2000, but that doesn’t mean we’ve leapt into the future wholeheartedly. In fact, there’s a definite yearning for the past this fall — particularly the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Ruffles, high-neck blouses and bustled skirts bring back the romance that’s often missing in this techno-crazed world. Here, Bruce’s two-piece corset top in gray wool and bronze rayon and nylon chantilly lace and gray wool pants. For more, see pages 8 and 9.