When asked why a tuxedo jacket rather than a blazer? Tuxedos are glamorous and worn at celebratory and glamorous times. There is a nostalgia about them, and a tuxedo re-invented for a woman is a power jacket whether worn over jeans or as a full-blown tux suit. It is a powerful dressing tool. Here is my collection of the most iconic women in the boundary-pushing classic.
1. Bianca Jagger
Style icon, Bianca Jagger wears a classic double-breasted white tuxedo with wide-leg pants as she and her daughter Jade walk across the street in London, May 4, 1979.
2. Kate Moss
3. Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie hit the red carpet for the 2015 BAFTA’s with her partner Brad Pitt wearing coordinating ‘His n Hers’ tuxedos. Angelina looked eminently sophisticated finishing the look with classic patent pumps and undone bow tie, that created a feel of nonchalant elegance.
4. Janelle Monae
The tuxedo is as much part of Janelle Monae’s persona as her music. Janelle has made this black tie look her style signature, often playing with cuts and lengths of these iconic pieces to reinvent her look.