Having never worked in a traditional business environment, I am not hardwired to wear a suit. When I was at Vogue, Grace Coddington wore perfectly tailored suits to evening events and always looked polished and pulled-together. And, last evening my friend Gigi wore a trim black suit to a cocktail party and was the chicest woman in the room.
So, I emailed Gigi and asked her why a suit is her go-to:
I realize that I’ve never owned a suit—blazers, yes, and matching tops and bottoms, but not a finely tailored, menswear inspired jacket and pant. If I ever wanted to try one, now is the time and Gigi is my inspiration.
Belted jacket coat
New Standard skinny jeans
Heavy cotton poplin trench coat
Sleeveless organza dress
A-line open-neck dress
Wool and cashmere puffer jacket
A-line midi skirt
Cashmere and mohair sweater
Satin ballet flats
Ribbed-knit crop top