Yves Saint Laurent Fall Winter 2012

This Yves Saint Laurent show confirms my confusion as to why Stefano Pilati has been replaced. Featuring incredibly slick yet elegant tailoring with strong shoulders and slim legs, and leather pieces that felt classic rather than biker, this collection was exactly what I imagine a successful YSL show to be. So I don’t understand why he has been asked to leave. I hope they (PPR) end up regretting this.

I love…

Paris fashion week, fashion shows, catwalk, fall winter 2012, Yves Saint Laurent, Stefano Pilati

super slick YSL women, with big pieces of fur on their shoulders.

Paris fashion week, fashion shows, catwalk, fall winter 2012, Yves Saint Laurent, Stefano Pilati

strong shoulders.

Paris fashion week, fashion shows, catwalk, fall winter 2012, Yves Saint Laurent, Stefano Pilati

a perfect black suit with leather trim.

Paris fashion week, fashion shows, catwalk, fall winter 2012, Yves Saint Laurent, Stefano Pilati

a tailored evening dress. We need to see more of these.

All images from Vogue.com.

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  • Roshh Ko

    You know, I think he’s been asked to leave because he’s doing too great for YSL. There may be some financial questions pending there, I suppose. YSL is definitely a label that people buy and you know, it’s best to leave when you’re at the peak, rather than when things are not running smoothly. (a case in point – McQueen suicide)

    It is best to introduce a new designer when the other one was doing great because costumers are costumers and some don’t even know who’s the person that designs the clothing they are buying. Balmain is such an example, I read an article which stated that even though there were changes at the design team at Balmain buyers were still buying the clothing not because of the designer, but because it was Balmain. So that’s it. 
    But I really, really apprecited this collection. It was actually the first I really liked from the beginning to the very end.

  • jasper

    stunning and immaculate. BRAVO PILATI!

  • Anonymous

     Agree this one was his best yet. But your theory about quitting while ahead, well, it makes sense… but it doesn’t make sense ;-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=823115573 Erin Harder

    I’m pretty sure Alexander McQueen didn’t commit suicide because he was “at his peak”. I find it a little offensive that you concluded that.

    And by “costumers”, you mean “customers”, correct? Very different meanings.

  • Anonymous

     I don’t think he meant to suggest that, I believe he was implying that as McQueen left when he was at his peak, the company was better positioned to survive. Right?

  • http://factoryextreme.com/black-leather-jackets-for-women.html Grace Kelly

    this kind of work demanding more appreciation . i really love it all design .