Remember when dressing up meant shimmering fabrics, big bows, bare shoulders and shiny baubles? It still does. If you’re the kind of girl that yearns for an occasion that demands sky-high heels, dark nail polish and your grandmother’s vintage fur then take note: The elegant look of wartime glamour and pin-up girl perfection continues to mesmerize. Put the war in your wardrobe.

By Lisa Tudor
Photographed by Theresa Cassagne
Makeup by Cat Wall
Hair by Niki Walker for Niki Walker Salon
Model Jhesika Menes for The Dan Agency New Orleans
Editorial assistant Lilith Dorko
About the set: Photographed in the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion at the National World War II Museum. Rope ladders used by troops on battle ships to board landing craft.

Graham & Spencer faux fur shrug at T; Diane Von Furstenburg dress at ReElle; gold chain necklace at Brenchley; Mui Mui velvet platform sandals and Prada satin evening clutch at Saks Fifth Avenue.