Women arenít the only ones getting furry. Alexander McQueen channeled Fozzie Bear, while Dolce & Gabbana went for a college-campus look, circa 1925.
Designers used the artistís signature blue to take the boardroom suit to a different place. Prada, Jil Sander, and Louis Vuitton were slimmer, while others loosened up.
Not since A Clockwork Orange have bowler hats been so in focus. Toppers like Giorgio Armaniís and Jean Paul Gaultierís were banker-suave, while Thom Browne sent out Dickensian characters.
These arenít high-tech fabrics, but the long, lean lines, trim fit, and shiny finishes at Dior Homme, Prada, and Raf Simons evoked a well-styled expedition to deep space.
Crocodile and other exotic skins added a new, textured spin to classic bombers at Dolce & Gabbana, and to espionage-worthy trenches at Salvatore Ferragamo.
Just add vest and go. Three-piece suits are an old-school, sophisticated, pulled-together look. Bottega Veneta added a little pagoda shoulder peak to the classic, while Rag & Bone did an Edwardian-like double-breasted vest.
Designers like Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors pushed the idea of big, square frames more Elvis Costello than Steve McQueen.
For such a strong pattern, plaid was quite adaptable, showing up eccentrically at Comme des Garcons, tidily preppy at D&G, and appealingly roughed-up at Paul Smith.
Harold Koda explains the design legacy of a man more known for his Studio 54 time.
Spindle legs, visible ribs, toothpick arms. This is the new male ideal? Somewhere, Hedi Slimane is smiling.