With all the lively discussion about Le Smoking in Gryffin’s thread...


... my curiosity is piqued...

1). What specifically makes a suit “Le Smoking”, as opposed to just another black suit? I see the sleekness and minimalism, and the understated sexiness, but I can’t quite put my finger on what keeps this from being a potentially frumpy pantsuit - which is usually what happens to me, in a pantsuit.

2). Now I’m thinking about other “Iconic” looks for the holidays. Marlene Dietrich in her tuxedo - which seems like a trickier look to recapture. Or Audrey Hepburn, in Breakfast At Tiffany’s. What other iconic looks come to mind for you?

Interesting thing I just noticed, Audrey had three or four different necklaces, in various publicity photos vs. the film itself. And Dietrich has different accessories in different still photos, including a huge white floral boutonnière.

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