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  • Classic Fashion Brand Hopes Hip-Hop Will Inspire Its Men’s Line

    Since Anthony Vaccarello took the reins at Saint Laurent, the men’s line hasn’t been getting much love. After the designer was tapped as the brand’s incoming creative director, he canceled the upcoming menswear show and only presented one men’s look at his debut women’s show. But now, fans are getting more insight into Vaccarello’s thoughts for the line via a new teaser video.

  • 10 French Fashion Inventions That Changed the World

    You don’t have to love fashion to know that the French are regarded as some of the most fashionable people in the world and that Paris is seen as the fashion capital of the world — thanks to the design houses and ateliers that take up much of the city’s real estate.What might surprise you is that the French can be credited with many major innovations of modern fashion that extend past their most popular contributions (see: Brigitte Bardot, haute couture, and Dior). From the luxurious (LV luggage, anyone?) to essentials like denim and the little black dress, take a look at 10 things in our wardrobes for which we can thank the French.Yahoo Style is live from Paris Fashion Week! Keep it here for your front row view of the best looks and buzziest moments.

  • Lou Doillon, at Saint Laurent, Talks About Designer Anthony Vaccarello, Dating, and Wearing T-Shirts Without a Bra

    After months of anticipation regarding Anthony Vaccarello’s debut at Saint Laurent, the fashion pack finally got to cash in tonight in Paris. The venue in the boho-luxe Saint Germaine ‘hood was a former convent—a cute private joke considering the many sheer-top-no-bra looks flaunted by smoldering models like Anja Rubik and Freja Beha. There was a giant crane boasting the YSL logo in neon.

  • Hedi Slimane’s Legacy at Saint Laurent

    After months of speculation, Saint Laurent and parent company Kering confirmed rumors today that Hedi Slimane is leaving the legendary French fashion house.

  • Saint Laurent Co-Founder Bashes Designers Who Cater to Muslims

    Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé in 2003; a look by Dolce & Gabbana. Photos: Getty; Dolce & Gabbana Clothing geared towards Islamic women is one of the fastest growing sectors in the clothing industry (the market is expected to be worth $484 billion by 2019) — but one fashion legend isn’t having it. On Wednesday, Yves Saint Laurent co-founder Pierre Bergé — Saint Laurent’s partner in both business and life until the designer died in 2008 of brain cancer — denounced those labels that are now catering to women who wear hijabs and other religious coverings.  “I am scandalized,” he told French radio station Europe 1 (via The Guardian).

  • Two Museums Dedicated to Yves Saint Laurent Are Opening in 2017

    It was announced on Thursday that not one but two museums will open in 2017 dedicated to the legendary Yves Saint Laurent. The projects are being organized by Pierre Bergé Foundation, which is helmed by the designer’s longtime business and life partner, Pierre Bergé.

  • A Brief History of Women In Tuxedos

    While a valuable skill, it must be said that learning to tie a bow tie is not just for the guys. Since the early 1900s we’ve witnessed countless women wearing the stylish suit as well. In the ’20s, performers such as Gladys Bentley and Josephine Baker playfully blurred gender lines in both Harlem and Paris while captivating their respective audiences. Marlene Dietrich became a big fan of the tux in the 1930s, wearing it both on and offscreen. Later on, the look evolved from a costume to a style statement thanks to Yves Saint Laurent who designed Le Smoking, the ultimate power suit, in 1966. Though it caused an uproar at the time, it was quickly favored by the likes of Charlotte Rampling, Betty Catroux, and Catherine Deneuve. “The thing about a tuxedo is that it is virile and feminine at the same time,” the latter has said. Hedi Slimane, the brand’s current creative director, has moved the look forward with modern, slim-cut versions that are now regularly worn by Angelina Jolie, Kate Moss, and more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.      

  • Pierre Berge, Yves Saint Laurent’s Partner, to Sell Renowned Fashion Library

    Six years after selling off his art collection in a record-breaking “sale of the century,” the French businessman and philanthropist Pierre Berge is now putting his renowned library under the hammer. The lover and business partner of the late designer Yves Saint Laurent told AFP he is putting almost his entire collection up for auction, one of the most priceless in private hands. The sale of the couple’s art collection netted 342 million euros ($361 million) in 2009 a year after the designer’s death from a brain tumour, then the highest figure ever for the sale of a private collection.

  • Saint Laurent’s Made A Grunge Tiara for the People

    If your definition of grunge starts and ends with Kurt Cobain, here’s an actual one, from the dictionary: : a type of loud rock music that was popular especially in the early 1990s; also : the fashions associated with this type of music : heavy dirt Until now, no one would have ever suggested that “the fashion associated with this type of music” includes tiaras. And yet, as YSL live-tweeted their SS16 runway show, sharing previously shot images of the collection and too-cool models (hey what’s up hello Agyness Deyn!), the brand made not one but two mentions of “the grunge tiara.” First, that classic phrase, “to be worn with anything.”

  • Eileen Gray’s the Indie Design Icon You Need to Know

    Portrait Of Eileen Gray, 1926. Photo: Who: Eileen Gray What: An Irish architect and designer (1879-1976) whose outstanding works rival her sensational relationships. Fans: Elsa Schiaparelli, the Maharajah of Indore, Le Corbusier, Yves Saint Laurent Tell Me More: In 2009, a piece of 20th-century furniture by an architect/designer set a record high (selling for $28 million) at a Christie’s auction. It was Eileen Gray’s leather Dragons armchair—from the collection of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge, designed somewhere around 1917 (give or take a few years).

  • Mad for Morocco: Why Designers From YSL to Tory Burch to Dries Van Noten Can’t Get Enough

    Photography by Jerome CorpuzStyling by Jaime Kay WaxmanHair by Neil GruppMakeup by Georgi SandevModel Grace Simmons at Next ModelsProduction by Fred Fantun From the moment Yves Saint Laurent first set foot in Marrakech in 1966, the fashion world has been mad for Morocco. The late Algerian-born designer famously carried on a lifelong love affair with the country and its style, spending downtime there with his partner Pierre Bergé and eventually purchasing the Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, a vibrant blue villa and gardens that today hosts frequent pilgrimages from fashion insiders and exhibitions dedicated to local culture. Morocco’s lavish clothing and craft traditions repeatedly found their way into YSL’s influential collections through his interpretations of such silhouettes as the caftan, djellaba (a hooded outer layer), and harem pants, and details like Berber-inspired embroidery and jewelry. "But I wasn’t content with importing this culture,“ he explained in 1983. ”I annexed, transformed and adapted it.“Since then, countless designers—from Valentino to Diane von Furstenberg— have been traveling (both literally and figuratively) to the country for inspiration. Each season inevitably brings new odes to the riotous patterns of Moroccan tile (Celine’s fall 2013 campaign used them as a background); the dramatically layered dress and tribal jewelry of the Berbers; the colorful alleyways of cities like blue Chefchaouen, pictured here; or the luxe-hippie look of the late socialite and style icon Talitha Getty, who epitomized jet-set Marrakech in the late ‘60s and a staple of Pinterest boards the world over.  Some designers revisit the motif regularly: A Moroccan influence can be traced in Tory Burch’s signature elaborate patterns and caftan silhouettes, while Dries van Noten’s embroidery and prints evoke, if not always literally, the bohemian languor of a late afternoon in Fez. It makes sense, when you think about it, that an ancient culture blending influences from Europe, Africa, and Asia would be an enduring source of fascination in our postmodern melting pot of a world.The fall collections were no exception. Most openly reverent was the Casblanca-born designer Alber Elbaz, who at Lanvin, showed tassels galore and dresses inspired by Moroccan wedding gowns, which are traditionally oversized so that they can be passed down through (and fit) multiple generations. Danielle Sherman of Edun, the LVMH-owned fair-trade brand, traveled through Morocco to find ideas and artisans, and showed traditional brocade with frayed edges and artisan-made silver jewelry alongside menswear-inspired tailoring in futuristic fabrics. In other collections, the Morocco vibe is less obvious, more a haute-boho mood. Chloé’s patchworked knits evoke a riot of rugs piled together in a souk; Valentino’s stripes carry faint echoes of black-and-white Berber blankets. And while some of the season-defining looks shown here—Saint Laurent’s insouciant rock-and-roll tailoring, Rodarte’s updated disco dress—may not specifically reference Morocco’s decorative arts, they seem like just the things for a globetrotting free spirit to pack for a holiday there. After all, Morocco—the glamour, the romance, the adventure—is also a state of mind.Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.