Style: Getting Pinned

When Julia Roberts dressed the part of the 1950s-era Wellesley professor with circle skirts and big brooches in Mona Lisa Smile, fashion designers took note. Now, along with '50s-style twinsets, nipped-in waists and gloves, they're bringing back the jeweled brooch. And everyone from Chanel to Tiffany to Banana Republic is cashing in on the trend. "Women haven't worn them in such a long time, so it's like the last untouched accessory," says Thomasine Dolan, jewelry-design director at Banana Republic, where bright, glass paste brooches, above, are among the season's best sellers. "Every other accessory was becoming bejeweled, from shoes to bags...

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