Au Revoir, YSL

June 3, 2008 by Lila Delilah

Dear Yves Saint Laurent passed away Sunday at the age of 71. There are lots of great obits out there and to rewrite them seems silly. All say he was inventor of the woman’s power suit and some attribute him to being the patriarch heroin chic. Here are a couple of images that represent the diversity and the impact of YSL’s designs: The Mondrian Dress (Spring 1965), the woman’s power suit (2002 Retrospective) and the perfectly tailored men’s velvet jacket (Fall 2008).


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