Thursday, November 20, 2008


You might as well face it, you are addicted to Le Smoking. At least it's a healthy habit to have compared to just "smoking." These two Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche tuxedo dresses from the 1980s are great representations of the classic YSL variation of a men's tuxedo.

We begin with a viscose/acetate shawl colored tux dress with a gorgeous fringe hem and coordinating sash/scarf belt. The sleeves slightly bell and it the this reminds us of what one should wear while smoking a Cuban cigar, sipping Remy Martin Black Pearl cognac, and sitting on a large red leather club chair.

Next, we move to a very architectural Le Smoking dress with a very exaggerated sturdy satin collar. The dress has an internal waist band to give you a little shape and three "notice me" black smooth buttons going down the front that also appear on each cuff.

Both dresses are a perfect blend of the masculine and feminine. However, we think once you put one of these on, the last think you will do is blend in!

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche acetate/viscose blend fringe le smoking dress, 1987. Marked size 36, Modern 4 to 6 SOLD
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche wool architectural le smoking dress with wide satin collar, c. 1980s. Marked size 36, Modern 4 to 6 SOLD
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