The Saint Laurent Boy is a Girl – Referencing the brand’s history of androgynous style, the spring 2013 menswear campaign from Saint Laurent Paris stars female model Saskia de Brauw. Creative Director Hedi Slimane photographs the Dutch beauty in spring’s slimly fitted jackets and pants.
Holiday Luxe – Edita Vilkeviciute looks seductive for Yves Saint Laurent’s Holiday 2012 cosmetics collection. Photographed by Terry Richardson, Edita shows off the winter shades with lush accessories.
The Manifesto – Actress Jessica Chastain nabs her first major fashion campaign with Yves Saint Laurent’s Manifesto fragrance advertisement. Mert & Marcus captured the redhead beauty with purple-painted hands, somewhat evoking the fragrance’s tagline, “Daring is an art”.
Dark Glamour – Karlie Kloss is seductive in a dress from Yves Saint Laurent’s fall 2012 collection on the September cover of Vogue Japan.
YSL’s Big Name Change – New creative director of Yves Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane, plans to revamp the brand and take it in a more modern direction. First ahead is a major name change. Yves Saint Laurent will now be rebranded as Saint Laurent Paris, according to WWD. The iconic YSL logo will still be used for shoes, campaigns and makeup cases though. The name switch will officially be in effect once Slimane’s spring 2013 collection hits stores. (WWD)
Photo: Naomi Campbell for YSL’s Fall 2008 Campaign by Inez & Vinoodh
Pilati’s Farewell to YSL – Yves Saint Laurent creative director Stefano Pilati presented his final collection for the label’s fall 2012 preview shown during Paris Fashion Week. It was announced a week ago that the Italian designer would leave the iconic brand after being at the helm since 2004. Black was the dominate color for autumn with sleek, body conscious shapes cinched at the waist and made of mostly leather. It seems only fitting that the final collection from Pilati would be straightforward and to the point with plunging necklines and sculpted shoulders defining the YSL woman for fall. Metal accents and mesh knits also played a part in the strong yet sensual display.
Pilati’s successor has yet to be named although former Dior Homme designer Hedi Slimane has been rumored for some time. Regardless of what the future brings, Pilati’s shaping of Yves Saint Laurent can not be denied and the autumn collection proves precisely that.
Sporting drawn on eyebrows and a sheared cut, Mariacarla Boscono stars in the spring 2012 campaign from Yves Saint Laurent. Captured by David Sims, Mariacarla is a stoic vision in Stefano Pelati’s jewel toned designs. (WWD)
Opium Sensuality – British actress Emily Blunt allures in this new campaign image for Yves Saint Laurent’s Opium fragrance advertisement lensed by the renowned Patrick Demarchelier.
Glam Luxe at YSL – Stefano Pilati turned up the volume forYves Saint Laurent’s spring 2012 collection with jewel tones, flirty silhouettes and plunging necklines for the new season. Despite continued rumors of an upcoming departure, the Italian designer delivered a strong showing with menswear inspired suiting and a play on proportion which echoed the YSL archives. For the finale, Pilati presented sparkle embellished black gowns that shined like constellations in the night sky.
Shocking Lashes – Zuzanna Bijoch nabs one of Yves Saint Laurent’s multiple beauty campaigns for the fall 2011 season. Photographed by Terry Richardson, Zuzanna shows off her lash with the latest advertisement for YSL’s Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking mascara.