Straight from Paris: Stella and YSL
Stella McCartney: The fact that McCartney enjoys life’s simple pleasures and is dedicated to preserving the natural ones has become a core informant of her work. So, too, is an ongoing dialogue between the feminine and masculine. All of those elements played beautifully into the smart, polished collection she showed. And if it didn’t quite have the sparkle of last season’s dazzler, it offered plenty of the kind of terrific, love-to-wear clothes that a host of chic women, including fashion editors, find themselves drawn to with increasing frequency…
Yves Saint Laurent: The lady is a vamp and, most likely, a power player. She is also ultra, ultrachic. In the fall collection he showed on Monday for Yves Saint Laurent, Stefano Pilati engaged in every bit of the rumination and precision that have at times stifled his collections, marshaling them now to produce a terrific show. It brought a distinct modernity to fall’s suited, dressed-up story…
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Photos: McCartney: Dominique Maitre. YSL: Giovanni Giannoni.