The Wild Ones
Created in 1928 by Irving Schott, the Perfecto—an item of clothing as iconic today as blue jeans—surprisingly took some time to catch on. It wasn’t until the ’50s and the rise of fast cars and rock music that the black leather motorcycle jacket became the sartorial symbol of rebelliousness, as illustrated by Danny Lyon’s photos of a Chicago gang in the ’60s and Marianne Faithfull in the 1968 film La Motocyclette. Decades later, biker chic is still making tracks in our collective consciousness—and in the fall collections of Givenchy, Altuzarra, Christopher Kane, and Junya Watanabe. It’s a fierce, sexy aesthetic that shows no signs of slowing down. Get the look with the mix-and-match pieces here.