With the Hollywood award season around the corner — Golden Globe nominations will be revealed Dec. 15 — attention turns toward the red carpet and, for the men, formalwear. Designers are updating the traditional tuxedo with luster fabrics, softer silhouettes and piping details.
This story first appeared in the December 3, 2009 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
From left to right, on James: Gucci’s linen and cotton suit and Paul Smith’s cotton shirt. John Varvatos tie; Yves Saint Laurent scarf; Imperial pocket square; Gucci cummerbund; Valentino shoes. On Michael: Ralph Lauren Purple Label’s silk jacket, Lanvin’s silk shirt and Dior Homme’s wool pants. D&G’s bow tie; Gucci Pocket square; Brioni cummerbund; Valentino shoes. On Nils: Neil Barrett’s viscose and elastane jacket, Dior Homme’s cotton shirt and Dolce & Gabbana’s wool and silk pants. Louis Vuitton bow tie; Tom Ford scarf; Giorgio Armani cummerbund; Neil Barrett pocket square and shoes. On Ryan: D&G’s cotton velvet jacket and wool, polyester and silk pants and Z Zegna’s cotton shirt. Bottega Veneta tie; Polo Ralph Lauren pocket square; Lanvin cummerbund; Valentino shoes. On Josh: Tom Ford’s linen and silk jacket and wool and mohair pants with Dsquared’s cotton shirt. Prada bow tie; Tom Ford pocket square and shoes.
MODELS: JAMES H., MICHAEL W., NILS B., RYAN T. AND JOSH G./DNA; HAIR BY RYAN TANIGUCHI FOR TRESEMME; MAKEUP BY ANNA BERNABE FOR DIOR; FASHION ASSISTANT: LUIS CAMPUZANO; Location interiors by David Cafiero (cafieroselect.com) at Truffles Prive (trufflestribeca.com).