In case you've missed it, the Bowes Museum in England has collaborated with Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent to put on an exhibition celebrating YSL's life and works. Having started this past July and continuing until October, Yves Saint Laurent: Style is Eternal will peer into YSL's vision as well as his overall influence on women's fashion. If you're in England, check out the exhibit, which will include fifty of his most iconic pieces, including garments from the Russian Collection, the Mondrian dresses, and the Tuxedo.
To celebrate this new exhibition, Farfetch has invited me to put together an outfit around the iconic Saint Laurent Le Smoking Tuxedo Jacket as a part of their competition, keeping in mind, "Fashion fades, style is eternal." It sounded fun, so I thought I'd scan the Saint Laurent collection on Farfetch to put together a classic but modern outfit that highlights this beautiful jacket.
I started by pulling classic outfits and accessories with a playful and modern twist. Instead of a classic black trouser, leather adds a bit of texture, and the lipstick motifs add a fun twist on the classic YSL lipstick. I finished off the look with a simple black heel and black sunglasses, tying everything together with the Le Smoking Jacket, thrown on and left unbuttoned to add an element of ease to the the final look. Wear with simple make-up, some mussed up hair, and maybe a red pedicure to tie the look together.
Thank you to Farfetch for inviting to participate in this competition!
Read more about the exhibit: here.
Links to all the pieces here: