Magazine, Never again without

Never again without … Le Smoking

“There is definitely a comeback of the idea of dressing well every day. Nowadays, suits can be worn for many occasions – to work or to school, to a dinner party or red carpet event.”
Brunello Cucinelli

Known as Le Smoking (in America best known as tuxedo) for its original English purpose, a suit intended for indoor use, it was strictly men’s property until 1966. That year Yves Saint Laurent presenting his Spring/summer collection invited women to get into Le Smoking look. It was a memorable moment, Yves sent his models out on tuxedos jackets and the fashion world went head over heels. It was a redefinition of the female silhouette and a pretty epochal wardrobe revolution. Quickly plenty of style icons embraced the new trend becoming not only adoring fans but testimonials. Catherine Deneuve, Lauren Bacall, Loulou de la Falaise, Bianca Jagger.
Catherine Deneuve getting the final touches by Yves Saint Laurent

Androgyny became chic and elegant. A sense of power and self-consciousness just touched women and the way they saw themselves.
Bianca Jagger in a white Yves Saint Laurent Le Smoking with model Nathalie Delon

Tips and tricks:

-It was a male garment but remember, you are a woman it should fit perfectly
-If you are the tall kind double breasted is the most indicated for you.
-A flower brooch (why not a camelia) on the lapel can do great if you are not the androgyny kind.
-Not the shirt kind of girl? a corset, a lace body and so trendy lately, a bralette can work even better.
-If you are feeling a little bit naughty don’t wear anything underneath. Smoking!

How do I wear it? nothing underneath and a pearls cascade, besitos

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