The classic le smoking jacket is just one of the defining pieces that solidified Saint Laurent's profound effect on the way we view women's wear today. Besides being visually appeasing, the smoking jacket paved the way for women to wear more masculine styles. The french designer created, and the whole world took note ;)
I was contacted by the chic UK-based Farfetch.com a few weeks ago and asked to style a Saint Laurent fit around the iconic "Fashion fades, style is eternal", designer's smoking jacket. The reason being to honor the exhibition at The Bowes Museum that will present fifty garments, including some iconic pieces from the Russian Collection, the Mondrian dresses and the Tuxedo. The show will also open up a dialogue with the museum's collection, creating a unique sense of narrative around the history of fashion. If you are in the UK at all this summer this is a MUST see!
aint Laurent has always been a designer whose aesthetic is very similar to my sense of eternal style. The black, the skulls, the one pop of color: nothing says #SkellyKelly more than the above outfit.
- I paired the iconic smoking jacket with the ripped black Saint Laurent skinny jeans. Since this designer was the one that made dressing androgynous socially acceptable I figured it would be wrong to pair this jacket with anything but a pair of a pants.
- Secondly, skulls. In order to be true to myself I had to pull the skull print shirt. What goes better with a black jacket and black pants other than skulls? That's right. Nothing.
- All black everything needs a pop, specifically a pop of Saint Laurent's 'sac De Jour' Tote. I'm not necessarily feeling black + blue but this fit sure does look like it, and I'm not talking bruises!
- Lastly, my favorite accessory of all: 'babies 90' Boots. Skulls, sparkly 90's boots, and Saint Laurent - your girl is in edgy, provocative heaven!
The real question now: Is Saint Laurent the same without Yves? What do you think?