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Few things gave Yves Saint Laurent greater pleasure than to see a woman looking stunning in one of his designs. “The most beautiful clothes than can dress a woman are the arms of the man she loves,” he once said. “But for those who haven’t had the fortune of finding this happiness, I am there.” In honor of his Aug. 1 birthday, a look at his lifelong mission to do just that.
Paul Deneve has stepped down as CEO of (Yves) Saint Laurent for a surprising new post — Apple’s new Vice President. Although Deneve has previously held positions in the luxury fashion realm at Lanvin and Nina Ricci, look further down his resume and you’ll find that he actually worked for the iRetailer during the ’90s.
Friday was opening day of the Yves (that’s right) Saint Laurent sample sale, an event that would drive the most hardy of career bargain hunters to guzzle Old Fashioned after Old Fashioned à la Don Draper. There’s the 9:00 AM start time, the 300-person-deep line, and shoppers deal-hungry enough to camp out overnight — and if that doesn’t strike fear into your little discount-desiring heart, just wait until you hear what’s inside.
How appropriate. The campaign for Saint Laurent‘s love-it-or-hate-it glam grunge fall collection has just hit the interwebs, and Hedi Slimane tapped love-her-or-hate-her model of the moment Cara Delevingne alongside Z. Cole Smith, a musician with a Kurt Cobain mop and a talent for looking brooding.
Cara Delevingne is many things, but subtle is not one of them. Earlier this month, the model was photographed with a suspicious baggie of white powder falling — nay, flying — out of her bag, and in the new campaign video for YSL’s Baby Doll Mascara, she’s caught sneaking away from a party for not one, but two girl-on-girl trysts. And this is all after a tabletop makeout and some serious faux-PDA with a pair of suited-up dudes back inside. Anyone else intrigued enough to take this mascara for a spin?
How did you celebrate National Sibling Day yesterday? By giving your brother or sister a call? Taking them out for a drink? Inundating people’s Facebook feeds with adorable photos of you as kids? Whatever it was, it had nothing on Martha Wainwright’s very personal tribute to her brother Rufus at ELLE’s “Women In Music” event last night. And you should be thankful for that.
Yves Saint Laurent is back in the spotlight, but this time, not because of controversial grunge-on-the-runway shows from Hedi Slimane. Two biopics about the late designer’s life and inspiration are slated for release this year, and only one of them has a seal of approval from Saint Laurent’s partner, Pierre Bergè.
Despite all that hullaballoo over Hedi Slimane‘s debut for Yves Saint Laurent, there’s no doubt that the clothes photograph well. The latest to give the collection its stamp of approval is Vogue, whose January cover features Gwen Stefani in a full Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane ensemble.
If anything can blow all of the Hedi Slimane drama out of the water, it’s this twisted dispute over a multi-million dollar collection of Yves Saint Laurent‘s original sketches and writings. This has to be one of the greatest mysteries fashion has seen in a long time.
It seems like Hedi Slimane is just feuding with fashion editors left and right. First, The New York Times‘ Cathy Horyn revealed the bad blood between them in her review of his debut collection for the newly-named Saint Laurent Paris. He responded with an outrageous open letter via Twitter, and now, another top editor is giving the designer a piece of her mind.
The first thing Hedi Slimane did when he became Yves Saint Laurent‘s creative director was to change the house’s name to Saint Laurent. He announced some more changes to the iconic brand, and now, he’s unveiling a totally new store concept next Tuesday — in Shanghai.
Let’s hope Hedi Slimane wasn’t planning on sending red-soled pumps down the Saint Laurent Paris runway next month!
Jessica Chastain‘s campaign for Yves Saint Laurent‘s newest fragrance, Manifesto, just hit the interwebs!
There has already been quite a lot of buzz around Hedi Slimane taking over the reins at Yves Saint Laurent (soon to be Saint Laurent Paris), and French Vogue is adding to the excitement with an eight-page feature on the brand’s new creative director in the its August issue.
Here’s another sign that social media is taking over our lives: Yves Saint Laurent and Facebook have collaborated on an eyeshadow palette.
The house of Yves Saint Laurent has been all over the news thanks to Hedi Slimane‘s controversial choice to change its name. Since the label is about to make some serious changes, we thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane with some videos of runway shows from when Yves himself was still at the brand.
While the blogosphere sheds a collective tear for the future of Yves Saint Laurent, soon to be known as Saint Laurent Paris, it looks like those who were closest to the designer are actually quite receptive to the name change — or at least they’ve managed to toe the party line when the press comes a’knocking.
Not everyone is upset about the changes going down at Yves Saint Laurent — Pierre Bergé is all about it.
When Fashionista published a post about Hedi Slimane dropping the Yves in Yves Saint Laurent, I didn’t want to believe it. Now WWD is confirming the rumor, and I’m heartbroken.
Did Pierre Thoretton‘s 2010 Yves Saint Laurent documentary L’Amour Fou leave you wanting more? Well, it looks like you’ll be able to get your YSL fix again (and again) in the near future.