Paris Fashion Week: Yves Saint Laurent moves forward
This has been a season rife with references to vintage Yves Saint Laurent, on runways from New York to Milan, at Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Etro and more. So the pressure was on YSL designer Stefano Pilati to deliver something special.
And he did, by bringing strong suits, peasant tops and gyspy dresses up to date with strong lines and graphic details.
The spring season's longer length skirt was clean and spare, save for a single patch pocket positioned at the top of a slit, or a border of flamenco ruffles.
Pilati was able to convey a grown-up sensuality by revealing just a hint of skin with open-back blouses and dresses, slim-line jumpsuits with plunging necklines or halter tops.
It added up to lots to wear, and a sense of looking forward not back.
-- Booth Moore in Paris
Photos: Looks from the Yves Saint Laurent spring-summer 2011 runway collection show during Paris Fashion Week. Credit: Jonas Gustavsson & Peter Stigter / For The Times.