I love this shot, in which I see an illustration of how the adaptation of a suit-style jacket to the body can become a part of feminine style. As an aspiring “sartorialista” (if the female counterpart could be named in Italian as well as the French “sartorialiste”), I can’t help noticing that the suit and its accessories are the basis for a really great discussion about what style means, that belongs almost exclusively to menswear. The discussion of female style usually has a completely different set of references.
Hooray for the “shrunken jacket” recently mastered by certain designers! But how often does something as small as a pocket square make a woman’s look come together? I’m envious!
In that spirit I love the placement of the top button which this woman has deployed expertly. Her suit has a life of it’s own–it’s not reduced to a concept like “androgyny” (nothing against androgyny, though). Brava.
There is nothing more stunning than white. You can put a woman in a red dress…you can wrap a hot pink pashmini around your neck…one could even wear a plunging to the belly neckline…but in my opinion, the woman in white will draw the eye fifty times over. Paint that white into a menswear inspired suit or tux and you’re shot gorgeously by The Sartorialist. Brilliant how the most ‘non-color’ color can be so sexy, stylish and eye-catching. Simply beautiful…