Fashion fans have a treat in-store at the movies this year, in the form 'Yves Saint Laurent'.
The life of YVES SAINT LAURENT is likely to make for a far more engrossing movie than Coco Before Chaneland it's Jalil Lespert who's been trusted with bringing his complex story to the big-screen. His new movie focuses on the complex life of one of the world's most famous fashion designers.
Pierre Niney as Yves Saint Laurent [L] and Charlotte Le Bon [R]
We join the action as Yves - a 21-year-old aspiring designer - catches the eye of major house Christian Dior. The ambitious creative suddenly finds himself working for Dior and he is catapulted into the celebrity world.
Chanel's runway resisted Karl Lagerfeld's tradition of having a grand overarching theme, that have added some excellent drama to the shows in the past, and opted instead for a paradoxically refreshing nostalgia to grace the runway. The iconic black and white scheme that Chanel is famed for crept in, along with their strong and bold cuts: the classic Chanel blazer in some stunning pastels. Round necklines and block colour mixed perfectly with splashes of floral, all effortlessly layered while keeping the waist cinched for a line-up of stunning silhouettes.
Hedi Slimane's first fashion week with Yves Saint Laurent was greatly anticipated with somewhat baited breath. Slimane's past has seen him shake-up men's fashion, and opting to release his own like with YSL as 'Saint Laurent' seems to go against all that YSL is. Therefore, in a surprising turn of events that seems to mirror Chanel's choice nostalgia, Slimane delivered what may be referred to as a homage to the classic '70s Yves Saint Laurent. Capes and wide brimmed hats dominated the runway. The cut of each dress was immaculate and the material of each piece seemed moved with breathtaking elegance.
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