Le Smoking


It seems that from Dior to Phoebe Philo’s Celine and even the new age Balenciaga, designers have been following suit (pun most definitely intened), with their take on the infamous ‘Le Smoking’ tux.

The ‘Le Smoking’ tuxedo suit came about in 1966, crafted by Yves Saint Laurent of course. Introduced at the peak of the womens movement, the liberating suit took off.  Sharp, strong and just austere enough; the suit was described by actress and muse Catherine Deneuve as being “virile and feminine at the same time.”

So this coming season we have masculine tailoring.

Tuxedo jackets that are worn on bare chests, donned as dresses, cropped and fixed at the waist. Take your pick. 



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