An Obsessive, Comprehensive Guide to the Tuxedo Jacket: Every Woman's Holiday Standby

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An Obsessive, Comprehensive Guide to the Tuxedo Jacket: Every Woman's Holiday Standby

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VERY FEW GARMENTS can make a power move like a tuxedo. The style was named after the tony New York village Tuxedo Park, where, in the late 1880s, society folk adopted the look as a less formal alternative to white tie and tails. Controversy ignited when gender-bending women first wore the style. A tuxedo-clad Marlene Dietrich made headlines in 1932 at a Hollywood premiere and, decades later, singer Françoise Hardy provoked screams and hollers when she hit the Paris Opera similarly outfitted. In 1968, New York socialite Nan Kempner, wearing an Yves Saint Laurent tux, was barred from La Côte Basque because the snooty Manhattan…

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