Laetitia Casta and Yves Saint Laurent
In our conventional part "CultPokaz" we recall the colourful and iconic trend reveals of previous years. In the present day we invite you to go on a colourful couture trend present Yves Saint Laurent, on which Letitia Casta was a flower fairy or the queen of the harvest, in addition to a glimpse into the well-known atelier the place the style designer ready collections and rehearsed with fashions.
This 12 months, the long-awaited movie by Olivier Meiro “Celebration Couturier” (Celebration), devoted to the final years of Yves Saint Laurent, spent because the inventive director of his personal home, was launched.
Yves Saint Laurent with mannequin Esther Cañadas in an atelier earlier than a couture trend present Fall-Winter – 1999-2000, July 1999
The taking pictures occurred from 1997 to 2001, and the documentary itself was prepared again in 2007, however, alas, went on the shelf – they managed to point out it solely as soon as on the Berlinale.
This present alone was sufficient for Saint Laurent’s companion Pierre Berger to ban the rental: neither the picture of the couturier himself, showing on the display as an aloof and deeply sick individual, nor the picture of Berger himself — one thing between the nanny and the strict efficient supervisor — clearly didn’t reply as Berger himself want to protect these photographs in historical past.
Body from the movie "The Best Couturier"
Watching “The Best Couturier” at sure occasions is absolutely tough, however one other factor is placing: the stronger the sensation that Saint-Laurent’s reference to the actual world is irretrievably misplaced, the extra pronounced is the connection together with his personal inventive worlds.
Till the final, the designer labored, didn’t let the pencil out of his palms, seemed intently on the fashions, and after an extended pause, he all of a sudden issued a totally wise comment concerning the lower or some ornamental element.
Naomi Campbell on the YSL Spring-Summer season 1999 Present
In 1998, Saint-Laurent ceased to have interaction in ready-to-wear collections, transferring them to the administration of Albert Elbaz, and he targeted solely on couture strains. The spring-summer and fall-winter collections, proven in 1999, could be safely reckoned with the cult heritage of the style home.
Undoubtedly, regardless of the deteriorating state of well being, the readability of his inventive thoughts, Saint Laurent didn’t lose in any respect, presenting two collections of unimaginable magnificence and subtly interconnected.
Esther Cañadas on the YSL Spring-Summer season 1999 Present
The star of each reveals was Laetitia Casta, who was one of many final muses of the designer. It was cooperation with Saint Laurent that elevated the Frenchwoman to the standing of a podium star on the flip of the century.
Yves Saint Laurent was the primary man subsequent to whom I felt like a girl. We had been each very quiet and delicate, we held one another,
– remembered the couturier Casta.
Laetitia Casta on the YSL Spring-Summer season Style Present – 1999
On the spring-summer trend present, she appeared in one of the crucial spectacular clothes, which solely is aware of the historical past of couture, Saint-Laurent as soon as once more proved that every thing ingenious is straightforward. What can higher symbolize the arrival of spring, if not flowers! However a floral print is so trite! Why not create a costume from the flowers themselves ?!
Laetitia Casta and Yves Saint Laurent
When Letizia appeared on the catwalk, in a costume created precisely by her requirements, many within the viewers took their breath away. In a single second, everybody from the Paris corridor was transported to some fairyland with flower fairies and elves. The outfit, it appears, was created not within the studio, however in some sort of magical backyard with probably the most stunning roses on the planet. The old-timers of trend weeks couldn’t recall such a bride’s outfit – it’s positively price on the lookout for a prince!
YSL Spring-Summer season Present 1999
The pure line continued within the autumn assortment – as an alternative of flowers, this time the fashions had bouquets of ears of their palms, and wreaths of ripened wheat adorned their heads now not with flowers.
Laetitia Casta on the YSL Fall-Winter present – 1999-2000
Esther Cañadas on the YSL Fall-Winter present – 1999-2000
Nature pale, Saint Laurent himself pale, and with it the period of magnificent couture. Again in 1992, Pierre Berger introduced the top of high fashion – in 2002 Saint Laurent offered his newest assortment and closed the YSL couture line.