The Lyn Devon
girl is in love. Spurred by her imagination of what New York was like in the fifties, Devon designed a collection for a sophisticated uptown type falling for the city. A cozy, fuzzy angora coat in deep blue—"my version of fur," the designer said—was easy enough to wear with
trousers and a tee. Dress it up for a date to dinner with any of the wool jersey dresses that left the shoulders bare and kissed the neck with a twist. Hand-painted, lilac-colored lovebirds were one of two great prints. The other was a repeated motif of roses—purposefully kitschy, Devon said, and perfectly charming, we'd add. The love story ends happily with Devon's heroine tying the knot at City Hall. She wears a snug white angora sweater for the occasion and a tea-length duchesse satin skirt, comfortably chic with pockets. Inspired by a bygone era when women dressed for the movies, Devon's clothes could have looked out of step. Instead, they felt fresh—just the thing, in fact, for stepping out in.