Carlo Pignatelli Cerimonia in L'Uomo Vogue

A good fashion photograph is based upon taste and style. It depends on what you place in front of the camera. If you place something that's lame in front of the lens, you won't produce gold; the most you can expect is either brass or nickel. (Walter Chin, photographer)

Just look at these exquisite details. They make formal evening wear lavish without being loud, their obvious extravagance played down.

Stylish ceremony, from L'Uomo Vogue January 2006

Allowing utmost ease and even laziness.

But never losing that rarefied charm.

Or that particular playfulness.

Can you still call these men penguins?

Tuxedos, evening dresses, ruffled shirts e sparati, tail jackets e bow ties: tutto Carlo Pignatelli Cerimonia. Tutte le scarpe da smoking sono Church's e Dior Homme by Hedi Slimane. Jewels, Ellegem NY

Photography by Walter Chin
Fashion editor: Robert Rabensteiner