October 7, 2006

spring 2007 paris: yves saint laurent rive gauche.

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at yves saint laurent, stefano pilati couldn’t seem to get enough flowers. the collection was even presented on a real violet and mossy runway, the models stepping trepadaciously in their nude platform stilettos and plum croc and velcro strap gladiator sandals.

the supremely parisian collection featured black and white checks in large and small varieties, plastered on belted coats, belted shirtdresses, high waist pencil skirts, tulip skirted dresses and skinny capris, paired with balloon sleeve cropped jackets and high neck ruffled blouses. there was also longer jackets with inset belts, full a-line skirts with side pockets, long silk print shirtdresses, knee-length coats with matching hats and shoes, and full pleated trousers with banded ankles.

the final section of belted wrap shirts with gold square beading, organza halter dresses with dripping violets, a relaxed version of “le smoking” (with cropped, high waist trousers), ruffled off the shouler babydolls, floral print pleated silk chiffon gowns, and sheer pants with bloomers underneath.

detailing was a big part of the show, with plastic oversized heart necklaces, cloche hats and cashmere berets, the quintessential ysl belt (in the black and white check and slim croc), ribbon lace up gladiator sandals, clear platforms with velvet straps, and fishnets worn with everything.