LN-CC to Sell STEVE OKLYN's YSL "LESMOKING.COM" Domain for $1.2M USD

Preserving the legacy of Yves Saint Laurent’s 1966 suit design.

By
Fashion
6,989 Hypes 8 Comments

London-based concept store LN-CC has announced it will be selling the domain “LESMOKING.COM” for £1,000,000 GBP (approx. $1.28m USD). The sale of the domain, which will take place on behalf of its owner STEVE OKLYN, will be accompanied by a one-off T-shirt.

Le Smoking is Yves Saint Laurent‘s 1966 suit designed for women. At a time when it was unconventional for women to wear suit pants, Saint Laurent created a tuxedo-style suit which would soon become a symbol of the ’60s. The jacket retails today for $3,490 USD and is a piece of Saint Laurent history.

STEVE OKLYN said in a statement, “In 2003 I realized that the domain name “LESMOKING.COM” had not been registered. I decided to secure the URL as a preservationist action. Given the fervor and seriousness of the new generation of gender and identity activist energy, I feel that it’s the perfect time for Saint Laurent to understand the obvious business value but also the importance of the social value of the URL. My hope is that Kering will immediately grasp the need to own the domain and use it as a platform to continue Yves’s deeply rooted love, respect, and support for women and bring his spirit to their causes in the 21st century.”

LN-CC captured Ella Richards, the great-niece to Loulou De La Falaise who was a muse to Saint Laurent between the 1970s and early 2000s, wearing the one-of-a-kind T-shirt in New York. Rounding off LN-CC’s partnership with OKLYN is an auction of his personal copy of Vincent Gallo’s Costume National Summer 1998 lookbook, as well as a LAWLESS [99% Youth] long sleeve T-shirt, produced under one of STEVE OKLYN aliases.

To find out more about OKLYN and his work, head to the LN-CC website, where the domain will be up for sale on May 17.

For more rare sell-offs, here’s everything you need to know about the Grailed x Polo Sport New York pop-up, featuring a dozen rare Polo pieces up for grabs.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Acne Studios Fronts LN-CC's Latest Archive Series Collection
Fashion

Acne Studios Fronts LN-CC's Latest Archive Series Collection

Six pieces from the last five years.

LN-CC Continues Celebratory Activations With Jil Sander Archive
Fashion

LN-CC Continues Celebratory Activations With Jil Sander Archive

A 15 piece capsule collection from the tenure of Lucie and Luke Meier.

Stain Shade Reworks Vintage Garments for Latest LN-CC Capsule
Fashion

Stain Shade Reworks Vintage Garments for Latest LN-CC Capsule

A limited run of hand-dyed Clarks Desert Boots arrives alongside the apparel.


LN-CC Taps Children of the Discordance for One-of-One Exclusives
Fashion

LN-CC Taps Children of the Discordance for One-of-One Exclusives

Crafted with vintage denim and bandanas.

Here’s Everything Dropping at Palace This Week
Fashion

Here’s Everything Dropping at Palace This Week

From a Kickers collaboration to passport holders.

PUMA Takes Its LQD CELL Technology To New Heights
Footwear 

PUMA Takes Its LQD CELL Technology To New Heights

Presented by PUMA
Combining stability and style.

John Elliott Shrouds Nike LeBron Icon QS in "Triple Black"
Footwear

John Elliott Shrouds Nike LeBron Icon QS in "Triple Black"

Taking the lifestyle sneaker undercover.


Lacoste Replaces Crocodile Branding for New Threatened Species Collection
Fashion

Lacoste Replaces Crocodile Branding for New Threatened Species Collection

The second “Save Our Species” polo collection.

Studio Golden Cabane Creates Tribute Collection for Former Manchester United Star Éric Cantona
Fashion

Studio Golden Cabane Creates Tribute Collection for Former Manchester United Star Éric Cantona

Featuring a retro kit, crewneck and tee.

Divergent's Blade is World's First 3D-Printed Hypercar
Automotive

Divergent's Blade is World's First 3D-Printed Hypercar

720 BHP, four-wheel drive & a jet fighter-inspired design.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.