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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hrose said...

i could not agree more. YSL was definitely one of the highlights of paris (indeed, all of spring), for me. love love loved it all, the kimono style jackets, the assymetrical hems, the dresses, i really liked the sheer panelling too, i thought it added a real depth to some of the clothes. and i could see kate lanphear wearing the lot!!! :] great review.! great blog.

Imk-viz said...

It's just perfect. I love the first silhouette.

SICK. said...

god i love ysl.