Viktor & Rolf always have a fun and interesting take on fashion, even if some seasons it's not exactly wearable: Victorian-inspired chambermaid outfits with ruffled bedding attached; half outfits with the other half attached to the bolt of fabric from whence they sprung. This fall, however, it's a fashionista's lucky season as the pair came down on the side of wearable. This black & white tuxedo look couldn't be smarter; wear as is for work, and for flamboyant nights out, simply dress up matters with flashy tights & even a dramatic veil.
If you pick up a version with french cuffs, have fun with the cufflinks by opting for vintage or something handcrafted. (Or, if you're in the mood to rock but the dress code dictates otherwise, try a skull & crossbones pair.) Throw on the season's must-have black platform pump - et, voila!
For work or play, some options for rocking a Victor & Rolf black and white tuxedo dress look:
Viktor & Rolf crepe bib front dress - Net-a-Porter.com
Diane von Furstenberg tuxedo dress - Bloomingdales.com
Ciarla satin empire waist dress - StarsAndInfiniteDarkness.com
A fun version with a tux shirt & sequined skirt - ClubMonaco.com.
Onyx & diamond cufflinks - CufflinksWorld.com
Sterling silver skull cufflinks (rumored to be featured in Oceans 13) - Cufflinks.com
Page Sargisson casino chip cufflinks crafted from 20 frank chips from the Casino Naumur - PageSargisson.com
Jonathan Aston "stringers" fishnets - Tights Please
- Lesley Scott
(runway photos: Style.com)