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.
Chunky large hoops
High neck sweater in double face Shetland cashmere
Wrap skirt in wool felt
Coat in double face cashmere
Crew neck sweater in double face shetland wool and cashmere
Knot ring made of vermeil
+ 3 Grenoble faux shearling-trimmed wool-blend tweed down jacket