Instant Classic: Tuxedo Jacket

When it comes to desire for Le Smoking-hot staple, it's a slow and steady burn.

February 7, 2013 11:00 AM
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George Michael said it best: Sometimes the clothes do not make the man. See model Saskia de Brauw, currently the face of Saint Laurent's menswear. From the house that introduced Le Smoking jacket in 1966, such gender-bending comes as no surprise. That the masculine topper became an evening standard (thanks in part to Bianca Jagger, who wore one to her 1971 wedding to Mick) is a feat rarely seen in fashion. The secret to its success, as made evident by Hedi Slimane, who revisits the house signature for spring: Anything guys can wear, girls can wear better.

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