Meet Jane

How a teenager from Trophy Club became an “It Girl.” 
Meet Jane
Jane Aldridge
Photograph by Jane Aldridge

I have too many clothes,” says seventeen-year-old Jane Aldridge as she examines a black Comme des Garçons dress that looks like a spacesuit for a bombshell from an old sci-fi movie (think broad shoulders and narrow waist covered in lustrous, slightly puffy hexagons). That’s quite an admission for a teenager. Especially one that has a closet full of vintage designer clothes, describes one outfit as “too boring to wear even to driver’s ed,” and claims Karl Lagerfeld as her father. But Jane isn’t your average adolescent. “So I’m trying to stick to shoes,” she explains as we browse the racks at Forty Five Ten, an upscale boutique on trendy McKinney Avenue, in Dallas. She picks up a pair of bright maroon patent leather cutout booties by the elusive Belgian designer Martin Margiela (imagine a sort of  high-heeled ankle boot with most of one side missing and an open toe). Jane’s passion is shoes—basket-weave Givenchys, chrome-wedge

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