Posts tagged "ysl"

Fashion World Smack Down: The Catfight Between Designer Hedi Slimane and Fashion Writer Cathy Horyn Rages On

You know how sometimes you get in those fights that are so old and obtuse that you can’t even remember what they were originally about? Well, that’s exactly the kind of thing in which Yves St. Laurent designer Hedi Slimane and New York Times fashion columnist Cathy Horyn are currently embroiled.

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By: Julie Gerstein / March 7, 2013

Well Played: Jessica Chastain Plays It Cool At The Saint Laurent Show

Depressingly enough, I often find Jessica Chastain to be the walking manifestation of When Bad Clothes Happen To Fabulous People (see Exhibits A, B, and C), but this is one look that I can definitely get behind. The actress showed up to Hedi Slimane’s first show for the newly-coined Saint Laurent in her YSL best,…

By: Rachel Krause / October 2, 2012

Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Gets Social With A Facebook-Inspired Shadow Palette

Is this really happening? Have I stepped into a warped alternate reality in which Yves Saint Laurent (or shall I say, Saint Laurent Paris) deigns itself to something … low-budget? Even a little bit … tacky? I’ll break the news to you, very slowly, and keep quiet now so we don’t have poor Yves rolling…

By: Rachel Krause / July 16, 2012

Her 10 Best Looks: Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek may have recently admitted that she was acne-ridden and depressed for much of her 20s, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at her these days. The woman is the very definition of a classic Hollywood glamour girl and she happens to be very dedicated to doing charity and good works, too. She…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 4, 2012

Fashion Musical Chairs: Who’s In Charge Where Right Now

British designer Christopher Kane won’t be replacing John Galliano at Dior. Kane’s was the latest name banded about as a possible replacement for Galliano. Kane says he’s statying in charge of his eponymous line and remaining the head of Versace’s Versus label.

Stefano Pilati is out as head of Yves St. Laurent. Hedi…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 28, 2012

Natalie Portman’s Guy, Benjamin Millepied, Models For YSL’s Cologne

Sporting a blue suit and three day scruff, ballet dancer and Natalie Portman’s baby daddy, Benjamin Millepied, launched his modeling career, posing for Yves Saint Laurent. He’s shilling L’Homme Libre (or Free Man) cologne, while Natalie is the face of Miss Cherie Dior perfume. What do you think? Is he selling it? [ONTD]…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 19, 2011

YSL Ad Banned For Simulating Drug Use

A commercial for Yves Saint Laurent’s Belle D’Opium fragrance has been banned in the U.K. because the ad supposedly shows models “simulating drug use.” The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) “therefore concluded it was irresponsible and unacceptable for broadcast.” In the ad (above), the character of “Belle” runs her finger down her arm and the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 2, 2011

YSL’s Men’s Sneaker Promo Video, AKA Hot Guys Standing Around

YSL has just come out with this promo video for its new line of men’s sneakers. With the cheesy video techniques and pumping electro music, the clip is kind of hilarious—something we’d imagine running in the background of “Zoolander.” Maybe they should have just called this “Guys-too-hot-for-their-own-good Standing Around in Sneakers Looking Hot.” Blue…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 3, 2010

YSL’s Speedy Delivery

Would you give up your BlackBerry if you could get mail in the form of a YSL clutch? We say: Oui. [The Daily]…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 28, 2010

Next In Nails: YSL’s Punchy French Mani

For the past few years, the French manicure has been on the style fence as a slightly tacky favorite. We predict that Yves Saint Laurent’s “couture manicure” nail polish set will cause a trend wave and completely refresh the traditional manicure. (Of course it would take a Frenchie to make the style chic again …

By: Leonora Epstein / June 16, 2010

$450 Will Buy You This YSL Travel Adapter … Or Another Plane Ticket

Add this to the list of things you don’t need—an Yves Saint Laurent travel adapter, which costs an astonishing $450. So what does this baby do? The gadget lets you convert nearly any plug you’ve got to fit the power outlets of 150 countries. So … when you’re in Israel and need to plug i…

By: Leonora Epstein / May 20, 2010

Check This Out: YSL/UNIFEM For Women’s Anti-Violence Campaign

Happy International Women’s Day! (Congrats on having a vagina. And on being generally awesome. And so much more.)

If this all crept up on you, and you’re stuck behind your desk all day, here’s a quick and easy way to lend your support to the female community—sign your name on the Yves Saint

By: Leonora Epstein / March 8, 2010

Design Porn: Look Inside YSL’s Country Estate!

Yes, that’s a shot of the late Yves Saint Laurent’s former “country home.” But really, would you expect anything less from one of the most luxe fashion designers of all time? The mansion in Deauville, France, is dripping with extravagance, and now you can get a look inside and even own a piece of it…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 13, 2009

Do You Speak Fashion? Let Us Translate.

When it comes to highbrow fashion, even we get a bit lost when it comes to reading the obtuse critiques of fashion journalists or hearing the vague, but supposedly deep, inspirations from designers. Today, the Guardian proudly calls out the incoherent information fashion designers spit out to “explain” their collections. And quite rightly, seeing a…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 15, 2009

Fashion Videos From Funny To Creepy

Yves Saint Laurent just released its Spring 2010 men’s video and the star is not so much an Adonis-like fellow complete with lovely face and six pack abs as it is, well, an 11 year old boy. But after you get over the initial shock and displeasure about the fact that you were…

By: Lily Q / June 27, 2009

Could These Heelless Shoes Be Any More Hideous?

Raphael Young’s uncle, Alexandre Narcy, spent the entirety of his working life designing shoes for Yves Saint Laurent. To this day, Narcy’s influences can be seen in many of the classic YSL shapes. His nephew, however, didn’t quite get the shoe design gene, as you can see from the monstrosity of an ankle boot above.

By: Lily Q / June 24, 2009

From Chanel To YSL: Six Iconic Scents

With thousands of perfumes currently on the market and countless more constantly launching, how’s a girl to choose? As much as we’re intrigued by the latest in fresh scents and fruity notes, we think there’s no harm in dousing yourself in a classic, timeless fragrance every once and a while. Give old faithful…

By: Maureen Choi / September 2, 2008

Ford’s New Model

Fashion designer Tom Ford knows this season’s hottest accessory is the baby bump and he wants to make one for his 2008 Collection. The dapper American legend raised Gucci, YSL, and his own house, but now he wants a kid….and what a stylish looker his baby will be! Although Ford’s been with his partner, Richard…

By: Simcha / March 11, 2008