Yves Saint Laurent’s famous Le Smoking hit iconic status once Helmut Newton shot the campaign in a Parisian alleyway in the 70’s. Laurent turned fashion on its head by putting a woman in a tux and pushing the boundaries on dressing and gender roles. To this day, there remains nothing sexier or more feminine than a women in what was once deemed “menswear”. We understand those who wish to reveal less with their clothes and let the secrets smolder under a beautifully cut suit.
Photograph: Yves Saint Laurent Le Smoking, courtesy of Helmut Newton