Film Noir Fall Fashion

Fall into autumn with a fashion landscape awash in black, white and nifty shades of gray.

Alexandra wears a faux-fur, tie-dye poncho ($129) by VineStreet from Allure.

We see the world in living color, the way it is painted. But as we fall into autumn, we find a fashion landscape awash in black, white and nifty shades of gray. Together, the season’s cozy homespun knits, cut-above-crafty crocheted pieces, sheer fabrics and dramatic volume transcend trends. They evoke an urban and urbane femme fatale gracefully navigating the chill of winter in a changing, industrialized world. The plethora of prints to mix, textures to combine and solids to layer guarantee that you don’t have to don color to be a stylish standout. The camera may be the season’s most popular accessory, capturing ensembles fit for a 1940s film-noir retrospective.

Cream dress ($1,575) by Michael Kors Collection with pearl and diamond drop earrings on oxidized chain, both from Dress Circle, and bracelet ($59) and cocktail ring ($29) from Allure.


Cream asymmetrical top ($79) by Comfy U.S.A. with a mesh bubble skirt ($89) by Christy Fisher, striped fedora ($25), earrings ($39) and Ellen Levick necklace ($89). All from Allure.


Black cocktail dress with burnout details ($2,800) by Roland Mouret and faux pearl drop earrings ($225) from Dress Circle.


Tulle floor-length skirt ($89) by Cecico, cream asymmetrical top ($98) by Comfy U.S.A., black cutout dust jacket ($59) by Firmiana, waist belt ($79) by Bali Belts, metallic studded bag ($29)and silver mesh bracelet ($69).
All from Allure.

Black-and-white striped sweater ($650) and tiered paisley chiffon skirt ($990), both by Jason Wu, with pearl stud earrings ($200). All from Dress Circle.


Jacket ($158) and leggings ($79), both in black faux leather by Clara Sun Woo, with a sheer top ($98) by Scandal and a lace scarf ($49). All from Allure.


  • Photos by Katelyn Rose Petraitis
  • Hair and makeup by Rachael Ryan
  • Shot at Carrie Furnace


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4730 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield; 412/687-6390,

Dress Circle
738 Bellefonte St., Shadyside; 412/681-7799,

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