INSPIRATION: A mix of rigor and opulence from the 60s and 70s.
TOP LOOKS: Prince of Wales check was seen on sharp, tailored pieces, there was a series of monochrome including an exaggerated dog-tooth print shirt worn under a double breasted tunic and a belted, feather and fur coat. A sequin knot pattern was seen on black silk before the show finished with an all white collection; sheer blouses, silk gowns tied at the neck and a feather coat worn over palazzo pants with a bow tie belt wowed the front row.
ACCESSORIES: Over the knee, suede boots, matching black gloves and glittering, narrow gold belts.
WHO WAS THERE: Jane Birkin, Lou Doillon, Kanye West, Florence Welch, Ronnie Wood and Ana Aranjo, Jefferson Hack, Anna Wintour, Mario Testino.
WHAT WE THOUGHT: YSL's autumn/winter collection oozed precision and definition in every detail of these serious, structured designs. While the use of black and grey check on double-breasted coats, jackets and tunics was a severe start to the show, the sheer, elegant fabrics seen later on spoke of pure luxury and impeccable style.
Yves Saint Laurent a/w 2011/12
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