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A stunning tuxedo and accessories by Dolce & Gabbana
It might come as a surprise to learn Italian luxury fashion maestro Stefano Gabbana has been quoted as saying he has seldom worn black tie: “In my whole life, I’ve worn black tie three times. I can’t tie the knot myself.” Doubly surprising since if there is one thing D&G does better than anyone else, it is a beautifully cut tuxedo. The label’s Alta Sartoria collection — fittings available by appointment only at its London store, 6–8 Bond Street — is its take on haute couture and demonstrates the depth of D&G’s tailoring expertise. This ink-black tuxedo is perfect to wear for festive season nights out teamed with a pair of embroidered velvet slippers. Or perhaps you prefer to make like Gabbana and go tie-less (eveningwear these days is about breaking the rules, after all).
Black cashmere-silk threepiece evening suit; white cotton poplin tuxedo shirt; black faille bow tie; blue velvet crystalpearl embroidered slippers; precious stones button brooch; gold cufflinks, all £POA. Silver DG7 automatic watch, £3,450, all by...