“A well-cut tux jacket is one of the hardest working pieces you’ll ever own.”
“A pair of Gianvito Rossi stiletto heels sharpen up any outfit.”
“Saint Laurent’s tailored pants will create a long, lean silhouette.”
Bingbing Li wears top by Dion Leecredits
Photograph: Yin Chao
After the more louche shapes of spring/summer, pre-fall’s sharp tailoring feels energized, reflecting the renewed vigor and focus we all (hopefully) feel post-vacation. That impeccably tailored Saint Laurent suit hanging in your closet will make you feel as on-point as its lapels when you venture back into the office, while Antonio Berardi’s brilliant-blue tuxedo will come into its own after dark, making anyone in a dress feel dull by comparison.
This week’s cover star, Bingbing Li, is as smart as the suits she wears in our exclusive photographs, shot in Beijing earlier this month. Aged 41, Li is one of China’s most acclaimed actresses and now stars in the next blockbuster installment of the Transformers franchise. She talks about Hollywood’s newfound respect for
Chinese roles in film from page 10.
Also this week, we round up exciting architectural hotels, talk to British artist Polly Morgan about her unique work and reveal how to craft the perfect eyebrows on page 21.
jennifer dickinson, editor