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Honoring YSL: Modern Ways To Wear Le Smoking

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Today would have been Yves Saint Laurent’s 78th birthday, so to celebrate we are honoring his most iconic contribution to the world of fashion: Le Smoking. While his jumpsuits and printed blouses will always hold a place in our hearts, no item combines confidence and sex appeal quite like the tuxedo jacket. Herewith, four ways to channel his lasting legacy for your next evening out.

Yves Saint Laurent

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Classic Black

Opt for the original black with a wide leg silhouette. Finish with a flash of gold on your feet and a matte, wine lip.

New Modern Tuxedo

$336

Karen Millen

Gold Pumps

$795

Saint Laurent

Rouge Pur Couture in Saadi

$35

Yves Saint Laurent

Palazzo Pants

$70

Mango

Bold and Bright

Make a bold statement in monochromatic hot pink. Keep accessories black with tassel earrings, a simple clutch and your favorite black heels.

Short Tassel Earrings

$345

Oscar de la Renta

Structured Leather Clutch Bag

$185

Lovely

Cerise Tailored Trousers

$168

Planet

Cerise Pink Tuxedo Jacket

$269

Planet

White Hot

Opt for cream separates and a thin, silk cami for a summery spin on the classic tux. Keep extras to a minimum with ankle strap sandals and a sleek, low ponytail.

Sandal With Studs

$1,095

Saint Laurent

Silk Cami

$36

Topshop

White Wide Leg Pants

$35

H&M

Tuxedo Jacket

$50

H&M

Sports-Infused

This sportswear interpretation is tomboy appropriate thanks to the slouchy trousers. Just add a healthy dose of kohl eyeliner and lace-up sandals.

Waterproof Eye Pencil in Ultramarine

$30

Yves Saint Laurent

Lace-Up Sandal in Navy

$128

Victoria's Secret

Scarlet Sweatpant

$168

Public School for J. Crew

Jeffries Tuxedo Jacket

$298

Public School for J. Crew