LADY Likes: Black & White

We may be subconsciously fighting back from the not so silent takeover of the civilized world, but we find ourselves considering the protection of a tuxedo. Having spent most evening occasions of our adult lives happily swanning around in various iterations of an evening gown—be it a sulky 90's slip, a Zandra-esque winged chiffon cloud, a matter-of-fact Blass, or glittery Galanos, even the occasional iron maiden of 80's De La Renta—this week, we are hunting for a crisp, slick and chicly butch tux. 

Maybe we have been seduced by Evan Rachel Wood attending the Golden Globes last week in a custom-made tuxedo by Joseph Altuzarra, her hair sleek and nearly silver, or maybe it's that the fun of dressing, prettifying and finessing, feels tone-deaf when the tools we all need to ensure any shot at equality are being threatened. In any event, here we stand, prepared. Ladies, gentlemen's rules apply: a strong shoulder, subtle sheen, one or two buttons, patent shoe and the pants crease should be sharp as a knife. When the invitation reads Black or even White Tie, why not assume that means you? -SRW