L'Uomo Vogue: Histoire blanche

More than a sentimental trip back to the baroque, this editorial is an ode to the genius of Hedi Slimane, and to the uncanny mix of his vision with the tradition of the house of Dior.

White and black tuxedos profilati, Dolce & Gabbana; jabot shirts, Fashion Design Resource & Consulting; sciarpa e shoes, Dior Homme by Hedi Slimane; ring, Jelena Behrend Studio

From L'Uomo Vogue, January 2006

It also shows how a little research and resourcefulness by a stylist can peel of the paint of centuries.

Ivory cotton suit, Prada; gilet e camicia con pizzi, Fashion Design Resource & Consulting; sciarpa, Ellen Christine Millinery

Frock-coat, tuxedo pants, camicia blanca, suspenders e scarpe, white vest, skinny pants, canotta nera e smoking shoes: tutto Dior Homme by Hedi Slimane

Ruffled shirt e pants, Dries Van Noten; vest bianco e pantaloni: tutto Paul Smith; gilet e camicia con ruches, Fashion Design Resource & Consulting; tutte le calze del servizio sono, Wolford

Ivory tuxedo, camicia bianca ruches: tutto Roberto Cavalli

Black suit, Miu Miu; gilet bianco, sciarpa e babbucce de vernice: tutto Dior Homme by Hedi Slimane; robe de chambre e pantaloni, Gucci: collarless shirt, Fashion Design Resource & Consulting

Photos by Max Vadukul
Fashion editor, Nicoletta Santoro