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.
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.
YSL Woman – Raquel Zimmermann stars in a rapid paced film shot for Yves Saint Laurent’s fall 2011 collection campaign. With direction by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin and creative by Stefano Pilati, the YSL girl listens to the soundtrack of LCD Soundsystem with a season of changes. We also have a look at the full campaign after our preview earlier this season.
YSL Sleek – Karim Sadli (Artlist Paris) captures the spring 2011 eyewear collection from Yves Saint Laurent in motion with this sleek film featuring Othillia Simon and Clément Chabernaud. From classic shades to smart reading wear, glasses have never looked better.