The model, actor and singer on her love of trouser suits – and why she was the first well-known woman to wear brogues
I’ve been wearing tuxedos for as long as I can remember. This is the one I wore for the album artwork on Romantically Yours, which I released in 2011. I wore it very masculinely, with a shirt and an undone bow tie, but with a little bit of femininity from the diamanté belt.
I spend my life in either skinny jeans or trousers. I love trouser suits, and the tux is just the dressed-up version of that. I just think they are elegant and really comfortable to wear. Every time you get invited to a black-tie do, it’s so easy for men – they just put on a tux and bow tie. Meanwhile, women go through the agonies of choosing a frock. I do sometimes wear dresses but often I think: ‘Oh, I’m just going to wear a tux.’ I think if you get a very beautiful woman in a black tuxedo with bow tie they look fabulous.