“You can find greatness everywhere. You just have to look for it,” said Harper’s Bazaar editrix, Glenda Bailey, quoting former Yves Saint Laurent creative director Stefano Pilati in a brief, prepared introduction. Ms. Bailey had been charged with welcoming the recently departed YSL designer to the stage as a part of French Institute Alliance Française’s Fashion Talks program. (Other fashion stalwarts this year include former president and executive creative direct of Coach, Reed Krakoff and designer Dries van Noten.)
With considerable buzz about Mr. Pilati’s exit after ten years at Yves Saint Laurent—one which had been the subject of many rumors—it was inevitable that the elephant in the room would be addressed. A throng of eager YSL devotees crowded Florence Gould Hall to witness Pamela Golbin, chief curator of Paris’ Musée de la Mode et du Textile, in conversation with Mr. Pilati.
At the opening of Armida at Metropolitan Opera on Monday, April 12, actress Chloe Sevigny told the Daily Transom that she was disappointed at the absence of Stefano Pilati, chief designer of Yves Saint Laurent, the company that has sponsored the event for the last three years. “I came to hang out with Read More
On Monday, April 12, at the Metropolitan Opera’s opening-night performance of Rossini’s Armida, the Transom decided to sort the famous people who truly enjoy the cries of Renée Fleming from those who come for the fashion spectacle that the event has become ever since Yves Saint Laurent became the official sponsor three years ago.
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Yves Saint Laurent’s plans to show his fall mean’s wear collection in a video, instead of on a traditional catwalk, went off without a hitch thanks, in large part, to the film’s sole model, Simon Woods. According to WWD, Mr. Wood’s, and actor who has had roles in Read More
If Yves Saint-Laurent’s Fall 2008 men’s wear collection debuts on a video instead of on the catwalk, does it exist? According to Stefano Pilati, the YSL designer behind the forthcoming threads, the answer is a resounding “yes.” The Daily reports today that instead of unveiling the collection in the tradition way—elevated walkway, Read More