The Yves St. Laurent Spring 2010 fashions were a mixed bag for me. I liked the neutral palette and the extensive use of separates in the show. One or two spectacular, wearable, separates that you can depend on in your wardrobe are always a good thing.
(The ruffled middle skirt is on pre-order now, love the fluidity on it.)
I particularly liked some of the structured bow details and how they contrasted with some of the more deconstructed pieces with unfinished edging:
But these strangely placed bust-ruffle details that felt like Madonna/Gaultier stage costuming aren’t working for me.
…….the ‘Oh, so you don’t want pockets’ punchline comes to mind.
Nor am I thrilled with the the floor-length, ruffled skirts that are just too long to compliment most body types:
But, the shoes and accessories – Yves St. Laurent, you have my attention.
Just look at this armlet. Gulp. I must find a way to get my hands on this.
Some of the sandals feel like they are a casual blending of YSL’s recent cage sandals with their wildly popular Tribute sandals. These architectural, open demi-wedges have a sweet and flirty summer appeal:
But, it’s the wilted rose-and-thorn shoes have me shifting into full-on shoe-lust mode:
Add these to my list of Holy Grail shoes (unless I find a smoking deal on a pair of aftermarket Vivier Rose ‘n Roll beauties; I would be satisfied with owning either style).
So, just in time for spring, the following retail versions of the Spring YSL runway styles are now available for pre-order at Saks, Nieman Marcus, Nordstrom, and YSL boutiques: