The seeds were sown in the ’30s when Marlene Dietrich wowed in Morocco, but ever since Yves Saint Laurent unleashed Le Smoking in 1966 the tuxedo suit has been shorthand for feminine power and sex. Flashier ensembles may have taken the spotlight in recent years, but thanks to Saint Laurent’s new creative director Hedi Slimane, the focus is back on tailoring again. There’s nothing sexier than a woman taking charge in a powerful black suit, one hand in her pocket, standing slouched just so. Take a bold step and wear it with completely nothing underneath and a flash of scarlet on the lips.
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Jacket, Helmut Lang Trousers, Helmut Lang Jacket, Faith Connection at Net-a- Porter.com Jacket, Saint Laurent. Trousers; and cuff, both from Versace. Ring, H& M. Shoes (worn throughout), stylist’s own Givenchy Cruise ’14 Acne Spring/ Summer ’14