Blame Hedi Slimane for this smoking mood. When the minimalist menswear maestro took over at Saint Laurent last summer, he plundered the house's incredible archives from the '70s – skinny pants, sweeping dresses, tuxedo jackets, silk capes, sheer blouses – and reinvented them with his signature rock'n'roll twist. Givenchy, Lanvin and Valentino also nodded to Gallic glamour. This trend will dominate the season's party scene.
Look to Kate Moss, Penelope Tree and Carine Roitfeld for inspiration.
Art-deco elegance meets glittering disco decadence in Lanvin's elaborate leather and crystal piece. It's sure to be a future family heirloom.
THREE of THE Best Blouses
your capsule wardrobe
White and black chiffon or leather, plus sharp single-soled pumps, is all you need.