Yves Saint Laurent



Stefano Pilati continued to evolve his romantic notions of French tradition and easy elegance for his  F/W 10 menswear collection for YSL. Bruce Weber’s sexy black-and-white film opened the show, setting the tone for a runway full of luxe fabrics and sensuous cuts. Lustrous grey flannel, chocolate-colored suitings and flecked herringbones were tailored into clean yet romantic silhouettes, often featuring hidden closures and self-belts. A long double-breasted jacket was worn with slim, high-water pants, an overcoat was cinched with a sash to create a manly hourglass figure, and a cutaway jacket in sueded ostrich skin was shown with billowy, dropped crotch trousers. Exits were as important as entrances, with half-belts (a detail seen on other runways as well) controlling the volume on the back of several coats and jackets.

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