Thursday, June 12, 2008
Posted by: fashion fiend Post(s) by this bloggerWith the passing of French fashion legend Yves St. Laurent, the era of inventive fashion that married class and insouciance so elegantly comes to a definitve end. The Algerian-born fashion icon was truly an innovator who created designs culled from street sensitivities and tapped into the innermost desires of women.
In the 1970s at the height of his career; wearing a safari jacket.
Every time you slip into a pair of well cut, sharp trousers remember that he put women in them. A woman wearing a sleek tuxedo at a red carpet event, he created the first infamous Le Smoking ensemble. Tantalising curves beneath a sheer top, he invented the first see-through blouse. Democratic ready-to-wear fashion, away from couture, he did that too. As well as, the safari jacket, jumpsuit, Trapeze A-line shifts - all him.
In the mark of a true genius, though he ceases to exist, his aesthetic will long after inspiring the next generation of designers to come.
The true icon of French fashion.
Yves St. Laurent changed the way women wore their clothes. He gave them freedom of movement and confidence of thought. He was truly a woman’s man – may he rest in peace.