When Yves Saint Laurent borrowed some womenswear ideas from the boys, he did more than merely appropriate timelessly excellent design. No, he gave women a much bigger gift: the sartorial trappings of power. Whether as his coveted trouser suit, the blazer, pea jacket, safari suit, trench or most iconic look of them all, Le Smoking.
Smoking Forever, a 96 page hardback, would also make a smoking-hot gift for any fashionista who knows & loves her fashion history.
Available at the FAMSF Museum store.
- Lesley Scott