The Art of Deception

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Overview

Get ready for a season that demands a second look.

From This Issue

The 5-foot-2-inch Carmen Miranda gets a lift from her extensive shoe collection in 1944.

Footwear

Finding Ferragamo

What’s old really is new again.

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Nine West snake and crocodile-embossed PVC clutch.

Fashion Trends

Piecing It Together

A little of this and a little of that make for big style.

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Fashion Trends

Desert Moon

Shimmering sandy tones shot with color evoke scenes of Santa Fe.

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Corset shoe

Footwear

Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down

Sexy corset motifs vamp up the action.

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Envi

Accessory Trends

Earth-Friendly

Green doesn’t have to be grungy.

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Jimmy Choo clutch.

Handbags

Prints, Please

This spring the art and fashion worlds cemented their mutual appreciation—in the form of products.

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The Rotunda at Foxwoods.

Footwear

Gaming Goods

Vegas isn’t the only casino town where shoppers can get lucky.

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Stuart Weitzman

Fashion Features

Baby Steps

Kids’ high-end accessories have become de rigueur.

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Kate Moss and Pete Doherty.

Accessory Trends

Oh, Say Can you PVC?

Kate Moss has kicked off many a tricky trend. Her latest? PVC leggings.

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Made in Mayfair peep-toe.

Footwear

A Handmade’s Tale

Courting the luxury crowd, a range of European designers is specializing in handmade shoes.

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Valentina de Laurentiis

Handbags

Looking Back

Valentina de Laurentiis—niece of legendary film producer Dino de Laurentiis—may not be the best spokesperson for her accessories line, VdL.

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I.O.D. necklace.

Jewelry

Chain Gang

What kind of story does a necklace tell?

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Prada

Footwear

Sock Hop

Something’s up—north of the ankle, that is.

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Samsonite's Black Label X'Lite Shadow

Leather Goods

Travelin’ Tunes

Talk about easy listening.

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Montblanc's 18-karat white gold fountain pen

Jewelry

Pen Ultimate

A picture is worth a thousand words, but a single word written with these exclusive pens will really cost you.

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Converse sneakers.

Footwear

Con Ed

This year Converse marks its 100th anniversary.

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Britain's first shopping arcade.

Jewelry

Mayfair Makeover

Burlington Arcade, a Regency period, glass-covered row of boutiques, which stands in the middle of Mayfair, has become a go-to for accessories in London.

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Suki Potier

Jewelry

Golden Gamble

It’s no surprise that London-based Sarah Ho’s jewelry is a darkly glamorous affair.

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Moschino helmet.

Hats, Gloves and More

Helmet Head

Trust Moschino to add an irreverent twist to crash helmets.

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18th century silk damask.

Footwear

Walk of Art

From ancient Nubian sandals to modern-day Manolos, footwear and true works of art are being paired up by Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.

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Clockwise from far left: Moscot, Chris Benz for Proenza Schouler, DVB, Banana Republic, Karl Lagerfeld, Tiffany, Lucky Brand Spectacles, Theory, Fabien Baron, Chaiken by Linda Farrow Vintage, Emilio Pucci and Balenciaga.

Eyewear

Peak Sun

Fashion’s favorite Labels are circling up to launch this season’s sunglasses.

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Stella McCartney clogs.

Footwear

Knock on Wood

Stella McCartney is planting a new idea in her footwear line.

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Onyx and pav? diamond bracelets.

Jewelry

Gold Standard

The newest collectible decade for jewelry aficionados? The Seventies.

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Prima ballerina

Footwear

On Pointe

For 75 years, prima ballerinas have jetéd and pliéd in Bloch ballet slippers.

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Morgan Miller

Footwear

Build-a-Pair

The only thing better than custom-made shoes?

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Nader Zadi

Eyewear

For Your Eyes Only

For those who long for luxury in eyewear, Nader Zadi, founder of CustomEyes, has created a way to match tailored suits and couture gowns to custom-made glasses.

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Gucci Heritage handbag

Handbags

Heritage Foundation

Six years into her gig at Gucci and creative director Frida Giannini claims she hasn’t even “made a dent” in the company’s rich design archives.

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Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez.

Hats, Gloves and More

Two Cool

Proenza Schouler Wunderkinds Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez are aiming to expand their modern luxury label.

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Dries Van Noten cuff and necklace.

Jewelry

Stone Age

“We hope to promote an extreme form of casual elegance,” says Dries Van Noten of his new semiprecious jewelry line.

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Marc by Marc Jacobs

Hats, Gloves and More

Top Billing

From leopard print derbies at Dior to Donna Karan’s sophisticated Panama creations, the runways for spring were awash with hats.

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Prada shoes

Accessory Trends

Editor’s Letter: Nature Calls

It’s no secret that artists have long turned to nature for inspiration—just look at Monet’s Water Lilies and Van Gogh’s Sunflowers.

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Essentialist

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