s/s 2009 paris: yves saint laurent.
stefano pilati has never been accused of resting on his laurels. after stellar collections for last spring and this past fall, both of which veered into futurism, he took a step into the past for this spring, referencing the late saint laurent and asian influences. the pieces ranged from kimonos, loose dresses and tunics with asymmetrical hems, and more structured suiting, to more transparent pieces--jackets made in cutout squares, chiffon camp shirts with matching bras, and see through skirts. the evening section was really outstanding--i loved the sequined looks in emerald and ruby, the lbd's (one with a transparent embroidered hem), and of course "le smoking" featuring a cross over closure blazer with delicate satin edging. it was a gorgeous collection in a season where real excitement has come few and far between.
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