We’re obviously fond of the tuxedo, and we feel strongly that everyone should enjoy this garment of sartorial celebration.
From Marlene Dietrich to Josephine Baker, Audrey Hepburn to Janelle Monáe, there is a long, rich history of women in tuxedos—some deservedly lauded, some unjustly derided, all owning it.
Last summer, we met with BHLDN—one of our favorite wedding brands—to discuss an ambitious collaboration: our first-ever women’s tuxedo. Drawing inspiration from the classic, we aimed for a reserved, feminine reinterpretation of the tux.
Working with renowned Italian mill Tollegno, we tweaked our merino wool to achieve the perfect amount of stretch in the fabric, providing a flexible fit. In design, we dialed back the jacket construction to soften the shoulder and silhouette, and simplified the jacket interior for the ideal drape. And we didn’t ignore the pant—a full lining gives them a cozy, silky feel.
The result? A classically-styled tuxedo that will look and feel great, is built to last, and allows women endless styling choices. Get ready to own it.
Available for purchase now, exclusively at BHLDN.