If you asked me to describe the most perfect outfit, something that had me fantasising since I was 16, it would have to be Le Smoking by Yves Saint Laurent – which most definitely ain’t Laurent without Yves – worn without a shirt. Another favourite is the simple white shirt that will reveal just a hint of skin or lace. This subtle sexiness, as practiced by many ladies whose style I admire, is the height of sophistication. Turning basics into visions of femininity, gently subverting masculine sartorial codes – there are many things to learn, a long way to go.
Traduction – Mélanger une allure de garçon manqué avec une pincée de féminité pour obtenir un sex-appeal subtil et élégant.
First photo Lee Radziwill, Mick & Bianca Jagger. Above: Bianca Jagger working this tuxedo like a goddess
Lauren Hutton or the art of the white shirt
Bianca Jagger photographed by Cecil Beaton – note the ubiquitous white shirt, worn with a tulle skirt
Katherine Hepburn in one of her typical outfits
Lauren Hutton – I love the simplicity of this white dress, accessorised with glowing skin
Lauren Hutton – it doesn’t get any cooler than this
Lee Radziwill – flares never really appealed to me, but this changes everything
Bianca Jagger – school run inspiration! White suits = goodness.
Katherine Hepburn being a badass in Bass loafers – because what else?