Joanne Black in YSL @ Esquire's Singular Suit Party

Location: Somerset House
Joanne Black Style:
YSL tux jacket (inkeeping with the theme), over a Lanvin dress with YSL heels and a Chanel bag.

They say a suit makes a man. Well, as demonstrated by last night’s Esquire launch party, it also makes a fantastic art installation.

Art and fashion go together like a great tux jacket and a short dress. So I was delighted when my invite to Esquire’s Singular Suit exhibition came through. A great blend of style and culture, the show revealed bespoke suits created by bringing 18 fashion designers and leading creatives together.


A piece by Hugo Boss and Jan De Cock

With collaborations between Aquascutum and Antony Gormley, and Gucci and Mark Ronson, it was never going to feel like a shopping trip to T M Lewin. Among the more daring pieces was a see-through suit, designed by Richard James with Spencer Tunick, that certainly left nothing to the imagination. My favourite piece, however, involved a collaboration between Hugo Boss and artist Jan De Cock. I would love to add their black wool suit – complete with splashes of yellow paint – to my winter wardrobe! Hugo Boss certainly knows how to make a suit look like a work of art.


Stylish Amber Le Bon

Faced with so many eye-catching designs, I can’t say I gave the audience much attention. I did manage to take a shot of the ever-so-trendy Amber Le Bon – twice in one week I know – who wore a beautiful silver sequined top from Zara, with a cream Chanel bag and cream and black laced up Manolo Blahnik shoes.

The exhibition is on until 31 August, so if you’re a fan of anything in trousers, it’s well worth a visit.