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Great Outfits in Fashion History: Heath Ledger's Re-Worn Stitched-Up Blazer

The late actor knew the power of a statement jacket.

Photos: Getty Images; Artwork: Brooke Frischer/Fashionista

There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In ‘Great Outfits in Fashion History,’ Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.

In honor of what would have been Heath Ledger‘s 43rd birthday on Tuesday, we’re revisiting one garment in particular that the late actor seemingly favored in his closet: a dusty blue suit jacket with red, turquoise, yellow and white stitching loosely outlining the lapels and cuffs.

The first time Ledger wore it was at the 2001 “A Knight’s Tale” premiere, paired with matching trousers and a pale cyan blue dress shirt underneath.

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The leading man would go on to wear the suit again at the Deauville Festival of American Cinema a few months later, this time layered atop a navy sweater.

Photo: Anthony Harvey/Getty Images

For his final public appearance in the blazer — at the 2005 premiere of his film, “Casanova” — Ledger paired it with mismatched gray pinstripe trousers in addition to a button-up shirt, tie and sweater vest.

Photo: Evan Agostini/Getty Images

A good blazer can be the ultimate centerpiece of a wardrobe — especially a bold, repurposed one. Below, browse our picks for the best suit jackets to shop now.

Banzo Upcycled Calcite Apron Blazer, $244, available here (one size)

Dries Van Noten Blur Blazer Jacket with Ruffle Detail, $1,635, available here (sizes XS-L)

Lingua Franca Yes Embroidered Ramie-Twill Blazer, $575, available here (sizes XS-XL)

Christopher John Rogers Prince of Wales Cowl Collar Fitted Jacket, $2,425, available here (sizes 0-8)

Y/Project Print Button-Up Blazer, $2,720, available here (sizes XS-XL)

Paul Smith Shadow Floral Shawl Collar Blazer, $2,295 $1,148, available here (sizes 36-48)

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