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Hedi Slimane Taps Abbey Lee Kershaw for ‘Le Smoking’ Saint Laurent Campaign

Abbey Lee Kershaw Saint Laurent Le Smoking

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Abbey Lee Kershaw Saint Laurent Le Smoking

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We just spotted a new campaign from Saint Laurent, spotlighting designer Hedi Slimane's update on the label's most iconic design: the androgynous Le Smoking tuxedo look, which Yves Saint Laurent first presented to the world in 1966.

Starring Australian model Abbey Lee Kershaw, the monochromatic images are sleek, strong and seductive, consistent with the spirit of Le Smoking. As CR Fashion Book points out, the new suits stay true to the heritage of the iconic look, but update the shapes and silhouettes for the modern era, "with the undeniable dose of cool that only Slimane can bring." 

Along with a new iteration of the look, the house has also launched a new atelier with an emphasis on tailoring: "A unisex design studio has been implemented and a new ‘tailleur’ atelier, which for many historical reasons no longer existed at Saint Laurent, has been created, emphasizing tailoring, the most fundamental part of the Yves Saint Laurent wardrobe," said the brand in a statement.

[via CR Fashion Book]