Late day dress as Hardy Amies called it is what a man should wear into the evening when the ladies will be wearing black cocktail dresses. And in the photograph from 1952 the three classic late day ensembles are illustrated perfectly. From left to right:
-The actor Alfred Lunt, in a solid navy suit, white shirt and silver necktie.
-His wife, actress Lynn Fontanne in, of course, a black cocktail dress.
-Photographer Cecil Beaton in a solid gray suit, white shirt and silver necktie.
-Noël Coward in navy blazer, gray trousers, white shirt and a bow tie.