In the 1960s when YSL introduced “Le Smoking” the first tuxedo designed for women people freaked out. Critics said it was more of a political statement than a fashion statement. But if our clothes are reflections of us shouldn’t they also reflect our beliefs?
Fashion is a language that communicates who we are to the world as much as it lets us explore who we are with ourselves. When you dress on your own terms, you’re making a statement that you value representing yourself in a way that feels authentic to you more than you value society’s expectations of what you should look like.
For me wearing a suit to a party feels like an intoxicating mixture of swagger and freedom. For you maybe something else does that but I think the goal of getting dressed is always to find something that you feel like yourself in.
This suit is by Frame and the the clear plastic shoes I found on a website for exotic dancers after spending hours on the Internet searching for an alternative to the Chanel ones I fell in love with but couldn’t afford.