(Clockwise from top left: Calvin Klein 205W39NYC, Christian Dior, APC, Off White, Stella McCartney, Sacai)
A City Slicker’s Canadian Tuxedo
Designers resurrect head-to-toe denim in their fall collections.by Shyam Patel October 09, 2017
Denim-on-denim ensembles shook the 20th century. Iterations of the look have served as uniforms for the working class, dressed ’60s counterculturists, and epitomized ’80s sex appeal—remember Brooke Shields’s Calvins? This fall, designers from Maria Grazia Chiuri at Christian Dior to Sacai’s Chitose Abe refreshed the pairing with drop shoulders and roomy construction while Calvin Klein’s Raf Simons and Stella McCartney took a structural approach. Though the trend may evoke images of Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake at the 2001 American Music Awards, the effect this season reflects grounded glamour, like that of Goldie Hawn’s Canadian Tuxedo in the 1987 film Overboard.