11/03/2011 04:15 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Catwalk Review: Yves Saint Laurent A/W 2011/12

YSL catwalk YSL autumn/winter 2011. Photo: Getty Images

DESIGNER: Stefano Pilati for Yves Saint Laurent.

A mix of rigor and opulence from the 60s and 70s.

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.

Jane Birkin, Lou Doillon, Kanye West, Florence Welch, Ronnie Wood and Ana Aranjo, Jefferson Hack, Anna Wintour, Mario Testino.

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.

See our favourite looks in the gallery below:,feedConfig,localizationConfig,entry&id=990870&pid=990869&uts=1299817011