Tuesday, October 30, 2012

L'Amour Fou pour Yves Saint Laurent ...

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Hurricane Sandy forced everyone, well almost everyone -thank you health services, cops and firemen- in NY to stay at home to be safe and dry. Being stuck at home with not much else to do other than eat and nap was a perfect oppurtunity to also catch up on some movies.  I watched a few fashion documentary on Netflix including  L’amour Fou.

L’Amour Fou is about the story of Yves Saint Laurent and his business partner and lover of 50 years, Pierre Bergé and their art collection. They became a couple the moment they met while Yves was still working at the house of Dior. They launched the 'Yves Saint Laurent' fashion house together shortly after Yves was fired from his job as creative director at Christiane Dior. They traveled to many places and throughout their lives together, they collected many art pieces which they don’t pick lightly but actually fall in love with. It is such an impressive collection which includes many sculptures, paintings (Picassos!), precious metal art decos, furniture and more! The auction was held in 2009 after the death of Yves in 2008 and was dubbed ‘The Sale of the Century’! The auction featured around 733 pieces with over 483 million US dollars sold which broke several records.

YSL is still an immense fashion icon and still a very well-known fashion house. Did you know Yves pioneered 'Ready To Wear' in the fashion industry everyone could have access to high fashion and he was also the first designer to use black models? I didn't know that! We all know that there will be a name change from Yves Saint Laurent to Saint Laurent Paris hailed by creative director Hedi Slimane. In fact the change is already seen this past Paris fashion week and on YSL’s website. I read that some of the cosmetics and perfumes will keep the logo/label and some popular pieces such as the Tribute heels will stay. Below are the pieces I snagged at the latest YSL sample sale which was rumored to be one of the last YSL sales with the label at least. I was able to snag a few 'Ready To Wear' pieces at $25 (normally retailing at $800-$900) during the last day of the YSL sample sale including two tops and a silky white scarf.

Should I keep these YSL pieces as they will soon become vintage pieces? I actually have a hard time fitting in this top in a Euro size 36 which normally would fit me fine so I may not be keeping one of the pieces...bummers.

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1 comment:

  1. Ohhh so you did manage to pick some items up so jelly. I can't really tell from your pic but the items look pretty. How is the top you wanna potential give up?