Fall 2011 Trend: Tux Appeal

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Left to right: Looks from Proenza Schouler, Balmain and Alexander Wang

The fashion crowd’s dependence on the go-to black blazer is about to take a ritzy turn: Tuxedo jackets were ubiquitous for Fall—and paired with everything from black tie-worthy ensembles to jeans and a tee.

Going the traditional tux route were the likes of Jason Wu, who showed a chic white dinner jacket; Ruffian, where the tux jacket came complete with tails; Dolce & Gabbana, who went boyish with double-breasted takes; and Moschino, where the jacket was paired with a cheeky bow tie and cummerbund.

Ralph Lauren showed a slew of tuxes, which he mixed up with cropped pants, fur touches, and a standout jacket in stunning red chinoiserie.

Balmain and Proenza Schouler also put their unique spins on the after-hours staple. At the former, Christophe Decarnin dressed Isabeli Fontana in an intricately beaded rock star-worthy jacket with silk lapels (which, in true Balmain style, was worn causally over the aforementioned jeans and tee). Proenza’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, meanwhile, put their shiny-lapelled topper over graphic-printed pants.

Alexander Wang, never one to pass up a chance to give a staple a subversive spin, tapped into another serious Fall trend by adding plush fur sleeves to his tuxedo jacket.

Karl Lagerfeld added a tux-y shawl collar to one of his many jumpsuits at Chanel; Stella McCartney put a sexy spin on hers with a white suit;' and Yigal Azrouël borrowed from the boys with an oversize white double-breasted tux jacket—not to mention Haider Ackermann's teal and Jenni Kayne's glossy black versions.

Who knew there were so many ways to get your le smoking on?