Lighten Up

Pastels are awash on the runways this season …

Kate Allen Stukenberg. Photography Maxine Helfman
March 07, 2012

Think subtle sherbet shades of pale orange and purple, icy blue, buttery yellow and powdery pink in polished and urbane silhouettes.

Models Makayla Harmon and Michael Boyd for Kim Dawson Agency, Dallas. Hair and makeup Al Tidwell for Kim Dawson Agency, Dallas. Set design Mark Mumme with Gratuitous Sets. Fashion assistant Kate Gardner.

Birds of a Feather. Louis Vuitton sequined and feathered Broderie Anglaise dress $48,102, and Merry-Go-Round three-strap mules $1,520, both at the Louis Vuitton boutique. Frank Gehry sterling-silver Heart bracelet $1,150, at Tiffany & Co.

Mad for Plaid. Jil Sander Leibniz jacket $2,700, and skirt $980, both to order at Neiman Marcus. Alexis Bittar bracelets, prices vary, at Elizabeth Anthony/Esther Wolf, Joseph, Longoria Collection, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tootsies.

Gray Lady. Miu Miu dress, and shirt, both at the Miu Miu boutique. Miu Miu shoes $990, at the Miu Miu boutique, Joseph, Neiman Marcus, Tootsies.

Mellow Yellow. Emilio Pucci short dress $15,000, at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tootsies. Ippolita ring $695, at Neiman Marcus. Oscar de la Renta Daffodil faceted crystal earrings $395, at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue.

Lace Up. Valentino lace top and matching jacket, worn as turban, prices upon request, at the Valentino boutique, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom. Frank Gehry sterling-silver Heart necklace $2,250, worn in turban, at Tiffany & Co.

The Blues. He wears MaxMara Pisa Doppio boat-neck dress $765, at the MaxMara boutique, Nordstrom.
Dreamy Drape. He wears a Chadwick Bell silk jersey caftan $1,990, at Stanley Korshak, Dallas. Oscar de la Renta Mina mules $1,095 at Nordstrom.

Blush and Bashful. Oscar de la Renta silk chiffon strapless tiered feather gown $12,890, and hand-beaded tassel earrings $345, at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue. R.J. Graziano Lucite bracelets.