A City Slicker’s Canadian Tuxedo

Designers resurrect head-to-toe denim in their fall collections.

(Photos clockwise from top left: Courtesy Giovanni Giannoni, Christian Dior, APC, Off White, Stella McCartney, and Sacai)

(Clockwise from top left: APC, Christian Dior, Sacai, Calvin Klein 205W39NYC, Off White, and Stella McCartney)

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 appealremember 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.   

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