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Free Associations: The Red Velvet Suit



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    NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Models pose at the Steven Alan Fall 2011 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Pier 59 on February 10, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

    In 1996 Gwyneth Paltrow wore this Tom Ford-designed Gucci tuxedo -- a seminal, sexy look that stood outside the general trends of the moment. Steven Alan's prim, slightly preppy suit for Fall 2011 is totally distinct from the sexy Gucci version, but it gave us this happy fashion flashback nonetheless.