the rumours of stefano pilati’s demise at yves saint laurent seem to come once a year. this time around, it was raf simons who was taking over for him; rumours that ysl denied. i’m sure it still left an uneasy feeling around showtime, but once the lights dimmed and look one hit the runway, hopefully people remembered why pilati was there in the first place. he designs great clothes, clothes that women want and feel feminine in, not to mention covetable accessories (don’t tell me the metal-toe loafers aren’t on your spring wishlist). maybe with this latest collection, pilati has proven that he has staying power (a la marc at vuitton), and he really can take ysl forward without tarnishing from the past.
pics from vogue.com