, 2022-11-10 21:27:05,
On Monday night, LaQuan Smith wore LaQuan Smith, which is not necessarily something LaQuan Smith normally does. It was for the CFDA Awards, where the designer was nominated for American Womenswear Designer of the Year. The annual event is considered the “Oscars of Fashion” to some, but Smith tells me it also “sorta feels like prom.” His date for fashion prom was none other than Khloé Kardashian, who wore a custom cutout LaQuan Smith gown that looked like she had taken a dip in a pool of melted bronze and wiped off a sleek segment at her torso, revealing her abs and just the right amount of underboob.
While Smith was nominated for his womenswear work, there was actually more LaQuan Smith menswear on the red carpet than anything else. And LaQuan Smith doesn’t even do menswear—at least not officially. Not yet. “Traditionally, Tom Ford is my go-to designer for black-tie dinners, red-carpet events, and galas,” Smith says. “But this particular event just felt so special, and I felt like … I need to show up on the red carpet wearing LaQuan Smith!” So he designed his own suit, even though that’s not something he specializes in. And then, he designed one for Lenny Kravitz too.
Kravitz was honored at the CFDAs with the Fashion Icon Award. He had approached Smith about the idea of a custom suit months prior. “Working with Lenny Kravitz gave me the motivation…
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