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The Genius Of Saint Laurent Paris' Le Smoking Collection Is Longevity

When it comes to dressing for a formal occasion, look no further.

BY Janie Cai | Sep 1, 2016 | Fashion

 A recent Business of Fashion interview with Francesca Bellettini, the CEO of Saint Laurent Paris, posed the question teetering on the industry’s lips—How will the brand fare now that Hedi Slimane has exited the label? The thing is, it doesn’t really matter, not when you have a highly curated permanent collection that gives the men a solid go-to for their wardrobe fix. Case in point? These three iconic Le Smoking tuxedo jackets, which look deceptively simple (and similar) at first glance. But closer inspection reveals their understated elegance. These tuxedoes have been pared down to perfection, ensuring that they will never date, nor fall on the wayward side of fashion’s fickle fancies. In the tumultuous waves of trends, these jackets won't just endure, they'll do so in style. 

So whether you prefer the satin shawl-collared style (ideal for Gatsby-style soirees), a satin peaked-lapel (chic without being overly conservative) or the classic notched-lapel in midnight blue (the last word in modern elegance) you simply can’t go wrong with any of the above. And that’s the beauty of it. 

Have a last minute charity ball you need to grace? You might want to check out the rest of the Saint Laurent collection here.