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In the latest Lou Dalton Fall/Winter 2012 collection, which was recently presented at London Fashion Week, models walked down the catwalk wearing suited separates, casual wear and outerwear paired with military boots and hats to unify the ranges of diverse fashions with a vintage army theme.
There was much to get excited about in this offering from the designer; light-blue wool suits, a black and white textured and patterned turtleneck and some gorgeous overcoats were among my favorites from the line. Olive green and khaki-colored pieces provided for some more of the more obviously militant-inspired garments, while others in the collection were a little more subtle. So if you’re looking to add some sophistication to your Sargent style this fall, then check out this lineup from the Lou Dalton Fall/Winter 2012 collection.
Here are some great vintage-inspired fashion photos by Sydney, Australia-based photographer Riccardo Raiti. This shoot features some very cool throwback looks.
Dug out these photos from the archive of Wmagazine. This vintage inspired photoshoot with Brad Pit and Angelina Jolie is amazingly beautiful, and the setting is based in 1963 – the year Brad was born.
If you’re planning a wedding this year… and want a mountain top wedding, these photos will give you an idea.. and hopefully inspire your creativity. Run wild… be free, enjoy your beautiful day cos you deserve it!
Watched My Idiot Brother last night and i totally recommend it! Zooey looking ultra cute and sassy in this photo shoot with Ellen Von Unwerth.
Kate Moss was only 15 when she shot for this editorial piece, styled by Melanie Ward, photographed by Corrine Day. This photo shoot launched her career when she caught the eyes of Calvin Klein… and shall we say, the rest is history.
Sadly, the talented photographer, Corrine Day died on Aug 2011 at the age of 45 yrs old, from a 10-year battle with brain tumor.
Yves Saint Laurent – The most consistently celebrated and influential designer of the past twenty-five years
All images are from the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent.
The son of an insurance company manager, Yves Henri Donat Mathieu Saint Laurent left home at the age of 17 to work for the French designer Christian Dior. He would go on to become one of the most celebrated designers in history.
After winning first prize in the International Wool Secretariat contest for his cocktail dress design in 1954, Yves Saint Laurent landed the job of Haute Couture designer when Dior died in 1957. At the tender age of 21, he launched a spring collection for the fashion house and gained critical acclaim for his dresses.
In 1960, he was conscripted into the French Army. His spell in the service was short-lived however, and he was transferred into a French mental hospital suffering from stress, where he underwent psychiatric treatment, including electroshock therapy, for a nervous breakdown. He served in the military for just 20 days.
In 1962, in the wake of his nervous breakdown, Saint Laurent was released from Dior and started his own label, YSL, financed by his companion, Pierre Bergé. The Rive Gauche boutiques for women were established in 1966, and men’s wear followed in the 1970s. He was the first designer to use ethnic minorities as models on the runway.
‘YSL’ is perhaps most famous for “Le Smoking” tuxedo jacket, see-through blouses, peasant blouses, bolero jackets, pantsuits and smocks. By feminising the basic shapes of the male wardrobe, YSL set new standards for world fashion. He not only adapted the male tuxedo for women, but also safari jackets, pea jackets and flying suits.
His 1971 radical ‘40s’ collection shocked critics, as did the advertising campaign for the first YSL men’s fragrance, ‘Pour Homme’ which featured Yves himself posing nude. In 1977, YSL launched the very popular ‘Opium’ perfume.
In 1983, he became the first living fashion designer to be given a solo exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
In 1993, the Saint Laurent fashion house was sold to the pharmaceuticals company, Sanofi, for approximately $600,000,000.
YSL held a 300-model fashion extravaganza at the final match of the 1998 World Cup football tournament in the Stade de France, and the following year he was awarded a ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award from The Council of Fashion Designers of America.
On his retirement, Saint Laurent became increasingly reclusive and spent much of his time at his house in Marrakech, Morocco.
In 2007, he was made a Grand Officer de la Legion d’honneur by French President Nicholas Sarkozy.
Aged 71, he died from brain cancer in June 2008 on a rare trip back to his native Paris. President Sarkozy said in tribute, ‘Yves Saint Laurent was convinced that beauty was a necessary luxury for all men and all women.’ A few days before his death he married his long-term partner in a civil ceremony.
His body was cremated and his ashes scattered in the Majorelle Garden in Morocco, which he regularly visited and found to be inspiring.
A number of the designer’s belongings were sold at auction the year after his death, including Egyptian sculptures and paintings by Picasso.
Hugh Hefner, you are indeed ONE lucky man.
Lock it in boys and girls; Tuesday December 6 is the official release date of the 2012 Pirelli Calendar. There’ll be ooh-ing and aah-ing and probably a bit of cussing when you see the ‘nature-themed’ images of Kate Moss, Lara Stone, Isabeli Fontana, Saskia de Brauw, Rinko Kikuchi and Milla Jovovich. Back in 1963, the fellas over at the Pirelli Tyre Company decided they wanted to thank their top customers by creating a promotional calendar that featured pin-up models, and it is still only available as a physical copy to a select number of VIP customers, as well as very few suppliers, distributors and executives at the world’s fanciest car companies. In more recent years, hard copies also come with an exclusive digital download code (oh, technology), which almost makes us think this must all be related to some sort of top secret society. To mark the forthcoming calender, Oyster takes a look at previous years and the many, many bare–breasted beauties that have been a Miss January or Miss May.
To look at more pics, go to : http://oystermag.com/pirelli-calendar-retrospective