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Giambattista Valli, Saint Laurent Paris, YSL, Hedi Slimane, Paris Fashion Week, Spring 2013 RTW

This curation is one of opposites. A collection offering something innocent and fresh with something that is far less so: Giambattista Valli and Saint Laurent Paris. Mr. Valli crafted a series feminine looks with sheer organza, delicate floral details and crystal beading that would make Flora swoon. He also created some severely tailored offerings that counter these ladylike ones, but the most memorable pieces are the sheer dresses or skirts over panties – particularly those with a dropped hem made of non-sheer fabrics. At Saint Laurent the mood shifted to something hard and slightly subversive. The presentation was a paired down, urban goth collection that was quite stunning, despite Hedi Slimane’s overly done antics. At times the hats seemed an unfortunate accessory that transformed otherwise glamourous, flowing dresses into something a bohemian sorceress might wear. It is a shame the garments have nearly been over trumped by so much drama and this curious mind wonders what will become of the YSL legacy…

Hedi Slimane, Yves Saint Laurent, Laurent Paris, YSL, Devoted to Fans YSL #1, Facebook, Givenchy, Eyeshadow,

Not everyone loves the branding moves creative director Hedi Slimane has been conducting at Yves Saint Laurent – correction Saint Laurent Paris. However, there is an interesting development that one can’t help but like and it is in the form of a beautiful new eyeshadow palette anointed “Devoted to Fans YSL #1” and inspired by the branded colors of Facebook. This is the first time any product has been inspired by Facebook and in keeping with the theme, the shimmery blue, purple, black and white tones will be available on YSL’s official Fragrances and Beauty Facebook page starting July 19th. This token of admiration does come with couture cost at roughly $60, £39, or €50 and are in limited edition of 1,650. Could this mark the start of high luxury embracing social media engagement? Your move Givenchy…

Click here to get “Devoted to Fans YSL #1” starting July 19th