SAND STORM: French stylist, designer and collector Olivier Châtenet is hoping to share his passion for vintage fashion with the world. He has assembled around 15 looks incorporating the famous YSL saharienne, or safari jacket, from 1969 to around 1975. They will be on display at the Salon du Vintage, a vintage fair held on Oct. 17 and 18 at the Carreau du Temple in Paris.
“[The sarahienne] had various variations including trench coat, dress, jumpsuit, with lacing, and a palette of sandy tones,”Châtenet explained. “The first one was worn by Veruschka in Vogue Paris in 1968. Then, it was part of the collection in 1969.”
Considered a specialist on Yves Saint Laurent, Châtenet recently worked as a consultant on Bertrand Bonello’s “Saint Laurent” biopic. He owns more than 3,000 pieces from Yves Saint Laurent. “I stopped counting after 3,200,” he said with a laugh.