5 Facts You Never Knew About YSL's Le Smoking Suit

In 1966, at a time when the perception of women wearing pants was considered off-kilter and inappropriate, Yves Saint Laurent introduced the world to Le Smoking, a tuxedo-style suit that quickly became the epitome of sex appeal. Though today we view the iconic look as an interesting alternative to the LBD, it signifies more than a party outfit: It’s a statement for women. Because of this, and admittedly because we’ve been dreaming of finding the perfect tuxedo to wear on New Year’s Eve, we gathered five fun facts about Le Smoking. Scroll down to check them out, and shop our tuxedo jacket picks too!

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