The designer and his models in the Safari khaki look, that since has become one of his signature styles.
The African queen by YSL
The designer flanked by his models after the spring 84 collection. These gorgeous coctail dresses was also was a staple in his collections. As a vintage hunter myself, I can safely say that dresses, the safari look and the suits are what I always look for at upscale vintage shops.
From one of his Fashion shows in 1987
All Images from Reuters, Associated Press.
This post will be in english, I hope you esteemed readers forgive me for not wanting to express my feelings twice on this sad day for fashion. Yves Saint Laurent, one of the greatest designers of all time, died yeasterday at the age of 71. YSL was known for changing the way women dress, by dressing them up in elegant pantsuits for day and night. Whic was at that time, quite daring. He is also know for the safari jacket, the leopard prints and his gorgeous long coctail dresses. Style, sophistication and a real understanding for the female body, is just some of the words I would use to describe his collections.
YSL started out as Christian Diors "right arm" working for the designer, who recognized his talents and took him under his wings. After Diors unexpected death in 1957, YSL took over as the head designer. A year later his breakthrough came with the "trapeze"line. The look of narrow shoulders and wide swinging skirts, was a hit after Diors New Look area.
He is recognized by many for the rejuvination of the the French fashion, and securing his countrys position as one of the leading in the world of Haute Couture. For me, and other fashion lovers all over the world, he will be remembered for his exceptional taste, his real love for fashion and those glamourus gowns, that for always will remain in style. Rest in peace.