…directs fashion photographer Dick Avery to high fashion model Marion (played by the talented Fred Astaire and fashion icon Dovima in the 1957 movie “Funny Face”) I admit I love the European fashions of the 1950s. Everything is fresh and refined with an undercurrent of sexiness to it. The aesthetics of the times were inspired by the modern International style buildings seemingly everywhere. Architects and designers such as Gio Ponti and Tommi Parzinger created objects for the home with the same elongated shapes as high fashion. Tommi Parzinger’s coffee set pictured above reflects the influence that fashion and interiors had on each other. Glass and metal were their choice materials and they created shapes that were meant to be noticed. After all refinement and sexiness never goes out of style.