Monday, June 2, 2008
Yves Saint Laurent: A retrospective
I've been thinking a lot about Yves Saint Laurent since his death yesterday and I wanted to see a collection of his most influential clothes. I never realized how he transformed the way women dressed. The "Le Smoking" tuxedo gave women the alternative to wear a pantsuit, rather than a skirt, which previously was seen only on men. Saint Laurent liberated women by giving them the option to choose to dress in a masculine way.
He really trounced traditional ways of dressing and made up his own rules: break them all. This can also be seen in his see-through evening clothes, safari jackets and " rich peasant" haute couture. He changed the way modern women dressed.
A full retrospective of his collections
I got a WWD update that his funeral is being held this Thursday in Paris near the Louvre. Since I will be in Paris then, I've decided to go to the funeral to pay my respects to this grand artist. (Photos: Style.com)
Black evening dress
"Love Me Forever"