FASHIONABLE FURNISHINGS : '62 Spinoffs

It is not often that a cartoon vision of the future becomes a reality. But some fashion and furniture styles for spring '91 bear an uncanny resemblance to those seen in 1962 on "The Jetsons."

The show relied heavily on boomerang-shaped furniture and Big Mac-shaped architecture, both borrowed from designers Eero Saarinen and Charles Eames.

That same year, fashion direction came straight from Jacqueline Kennedy, who reigned in short, sleeveless dresses by Oleg Cassini and wrist-length white gloves. Jane Jetson's short, sleeveless dress with stand-away collar played off that look.

Nearly 30 years later, French designer Claude Montana sent short skirts, stand-away collars and white gloves down his runway. His zipper-front unitard with wrap skirt (pictured right) is available by custom order.

And Carlo Patti, a furniture designer, has been carving $249 boomerang-shaped tables (pictured below). To order from Spiegel, call (800) 345-4500.

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