Stefano Pilati delivered a bold, confident fall collection for Yves Saint Laurent on Thursday, ideal for power women who like their luxe straight up. The models strode out wearing uniform black, bowl-cut wigs in a tent at the Grand Palais that had a Space Age starkness. Here, one of Pilati's striking, sharply tailored looks.
Stefano Pilati's fall collection for Yves Saint Laurent featured power-woman looks, while Stella McCartney created sporty, down-to-earth styles. Yves Saint Laurent: A spirit, read Stefano Pilati's program notes, "that transcends literal notions of femininity." And how. Beneath a vast white multipeaked tent that turned the Grand Palais into an alien temple of worship more stark than serene, Pilati sent out an army of latter-day power women uniform in attitude and guise, each one determined enough to storm forth despite the black bowl-cut wig obliterating her eyes. They made for an imposing group, even off-putting to some in the audience. But they also telegraphed Pilati's message loud and clear: His Yves Saint Laurent is now bold, confident and ultrachic.
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