The New Iconic Tuxedo You Need Now

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Yves Saint Laurent Le Smoking Jacket

It may be the most iconic fashion image of all time: a model with slicked back hair standing on Rue Aubriot in Paris wearing the Yves Saint Laurent “Le Smoking” tuxedo suit. When Helmut Newton shot this look for French Vogue in 1975 he immortalized the chic and sexy style. Yves Saint Laurent first debuted his Le Smoking in 1966 and immediately turned heads — and added women like Bianca Jagger (who wore a white tuxedo jacket and skirt by the designer for her wedding to Mick Jagger in 1971) to his fan base.

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In the years following, we have seen women and designers embrace this androgynous and elegant aesthetic everywhere from the red carpet to the altar. (Who could forget Carrie Bradshaw’s vintage suit for her courthouse wedding to Mr. Big?) If you’ve been looking for a way to make this look your own, you’re in luck.

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Earlier this year, tuxedo rental site The Black Tux got in on the action and designed an exclusive tuxedo in partnership with wedding destination BHLDN. The brand’s feminine interpretation is perfect for weddings, galas, or a Saturday night out (it looks as good with a pair of sneakers as it does with stilettos). Made with Italian merino wool, the jacket is designed to drape perfectly and the pants are fully lined for a luxe, silky feel. It’s time to embrace this iconic style.

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