With not one, but two, feature films about his life out this year, and a glossy new photo book on the horizon, it’s fair to say that the late, great Yves Saint Laurent is still very much in demand. Enfant Terrible and undisputed innovator, this icon of style brought us the safari look and the Le Smoking tuxedo, among modern classics. With a few key pieces, this ever-stylish, yet particularly of-the-moment look, is easily accessible to any chic chick.
With his 1965 Mondrian inspired collection, Mr. Saint Laurent just about invented the color blocking trend as we know it. For our money, it’s hard to improve upon his signature shift, but with outwear, day separates, and even accessories getting the YSL-inspired graphic treatment there’s no limit to how you can incorporate this must have.
Fall means high cut boots, and no one did more to bring this previously taboo footwear onto the high fashion radar. To get the classic, sexy YSL take on this daring footwear, ditch the denim, and pair these kicks with softer, girlish frocks that just graze the boot’s top, or trimly tailored pieces with a masculine bent.
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Taking the fashion of the street and the outliers, and elevating it to the world of couture was Yves Saint Laurent’s raison d’être. The peacoat, the leather jacket, and of course the suit jacket are all Saint Laurent contributions to the fashion landscape. Top off your everyday look with these outerwear essentials and get the YSL vibe going strong.
True chic lives forever. No matter your budget, you can take advantage of the timeless contributions of this brilliant designer to stunning effect.