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It’s hard to imagine anyone criticizing Tom Ford for anything, but it turns out that even fashion’s golden boy has his detractors. In a candid interview with CNN, Ford reveals that Yves Saint Laurent wasn’t happy with the direction Ford was taking his eponymous label, and made his thoughts crystal clear in a series of angry letters handwritten to the designer.
Yves Saint Laurent is firing back against allegations that it stole Christian Louboutin‘s trademark red soles this spring. The French fashion house, which was sued by Louboutin earlier this year for selling a pair of red-soled shoes, says Louboutin didn’t invent red soles and therefore can’t prevent anyone else from making shoes that feature them.
L’Amour Fou — the French documentary about the decades-long relationship between the late Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé — opens in theaters in the United States on Friday, but in the meantime, Bergé sat down with the New York Times to talk about the film and what it revealed about their tumultuous relationship and Saint Laurent’s troubles with depression.
Benjamin Millepied is super dreamy. He’s also Natalie Portman‘s fiance, the father of her unborn child, and a YSL model. Yes, he’s a lucky dude.
We’re not going to enumerate the number of masters degrees you’d need to actually find meaning in most fragrance commercials, but we will say this: Actor Vincent Cassel probably isn’t even acting in this new video for Yves Saint Laurent‘s men’s fragrance, La Nuit del L’Homme.
Arizona Muse may have established herself as the season’s hottest model during Fashion Week, but she’s no one-trick runway pony — the up-and-comer also landed the spring campaigns for both Prada and Yves Saint Laurent. For those of you who have yet to discover the appeal of Muse, allow us to present YSL’s spring/summer 2011 video.
This afternoon, Yves Saint Laurent‘s official Twitter account tweet-smacked all of the blogs that have reported that Stefano Pilati is leaving the French fashion house with this message: “From YSL HQ in Paris… Pilati busy working on the next collection. All the rumors unfounded – he is here to stay.”
Carine Roitfeld could have almost any job in the fashion industry now that she’s not at the helm of Vogue Paris anymore. But yesterday’s news that Stefano Pilati would leave Yves Saint Laurent threw some more confusion over Roitfeld’s trajectory into the air.
A few months ago when we reported that there might be a major shake-up among the Paris-based fashion houses, the likeliest option seemed to be that Stefano Pilati would leave Yves Saint Laurent for greener pastures. And now that both YSL’s chief executive Valerie Hermann and her boss, Gucci Group CEO Robert Poulet, have left the company, that rumor had started to look more and more like fact. But in light of the company’s recent improvement in sales, does it really make sense that Pilati would leave the company, too?
Yves Saint Laurent‘s Opium is one of the most iconic fragrances in history. Commercials for the perfume have always been outrageous, but the TV ad for the latest incarnation of the fragrance, Belle d’Opium, has caused quite a stir across the pond.
Nine years ago, Yves Saint Laurent retired from the fashion world. This was a very, very big deal. In fact, it was so big of a deal that Charlie Rose invited Anna Wintour to discuss the announcement on his talk show back in January of 2002. The entire interview with (brunette!) Wintour is fascinating, but we were most shocked to find out that YSL once banned the world’s most famous editrix from his fashion shows.
What’s the most embarrassing thing that can happen to someone who styles an ad for a fashion company? Probably styling your models in clothes made by another brand. In the ad for Chloe‘s newest fragrance Love, someone decided it would be a good idea to style model Raquel Zimmermann in head-to-toe Chloe with an Yves Saint Laurent belt.
Representatives of Oscar de la Renta are being pretty vehement in denying rumors that the designer of the eponymous label is too ill to work and considering finding a replacement. But just because a publicist says one thing doesn’t mean they’re not just trying to cover something else up.
Without a doubt, one of the most thrilling aspects of fall is that I get to bust out my booties! Lace-up, buckled, shearling—you name it—this always on-trend style is irreplaceable during the cooler months. Though I could not attempt to choose just one preferred pair—it changes by the day—right now my feet are happily tucked [...]
The Wall Street Journal said there were “apparent fit problems.” The New York Times complained there were too many feathers. Women’s Wear Daily wrote that the models looked like showgirls. For Style.com, there were too many things going on. No matter where you looked, nearly every critic in the fashion industry had a problem with the spring collection Zac Posen presented in Paris yesterday.
We recently stumbled upon a news story on a drunken fight-turned-accident involving a woman, her heels, and the left eye of her boyfriend. Cringing and yet oddly inspired, we tried to imagine what pair of heels would be capable of screw driving themselves into someone’s brain. While we don’t encourage violence, the following shoes are weapons unto themselves.
Which major fashion house’s venerable designer is retiring and bringing in a fellow countryman to replace him? We have no idea. Do you?
From the summery straw hats at Marc Jacobs and Oscar de la Renta to the the touches of 1950s Americana at Oscar de la Renta and Christian Dior, the resort collections were ladylike, fun and evocative of a life by the sea in. Albeit a very, very wealthy one.
Hot on the heels of Marc Jacobs’ big Bang ad comes the news that a nude of Yves Saint Laurent will go up for auction in Paris this June. As Vogue has it, the stir creating portrait was used for the 1971 advertising campaign for the first YSL eau de toilette for men, Pour Homme.