Rolling Stone





WHEN YVES SAINT Laurent developed the first pantsuit for women in 1967, he was both celebrated and ridiculed. But he revolution­ized womenswear all the same. Last fall, Solange kept his tradition alive by appearing at the New York City Ballet’s Fall Fashion Gala in a suit by Balenciaga Haute Couture that brought to mind Saint Laurent’s iconic classics: nipped at the waist with broad shoulders and wide-leg pants. The look’s sense of elegant authority fit the moment; Solange had just become the first Black woman to score a piece for the NYC Ballet, and her outfit that night shows how well she understand­s that fashion can be political. “Might I suggest you don’t fuck with my sis,” Beyoncé said at the time. We heartily agree.

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