Monday, 14 July 2014

Fashion | Yves Saint Laurent, One Designer Who Inspired Them All

Yves Saint Laurent: One Designer That Inspired Them All.  “Fashions fade, style is eternal!” These famous words belonging to legendary French designer Yves Saint Laurent perfectly describe any fashionista’s ultimate professional aspiration – to create an undying look that would redefine elegance and inspire fellow fashion devotees for years to come. The renowned Parisian did just that when he invented, among other things, the trapeze dress and glamourised safari jackets. His legacy has been an influence to designers all over the world for decades in a row. In fact, Saint Laurent’s visionary approach to design is at the centre of the Jalil Lespert-directed biographical film Yves Saint Laurent, which is out on DVD and Blu-Ray today.

In addition to telling the endearing story of the acclaimed designer from his early years as Christian Dior’s protégée to his golden days as the name of one of the most famous brands in the world, Yves Saint Laurent is also a celebration of some of the fashion maven’s legendary pieces.

We are completely fascinated by Yves Saint Laurent’s fabulous creations and so explored the classic couture featured in the film.  Find out how you can glam it up without breaking the bank with our savvy high street PPOMG option...


Rare at Topshop Black Sweetheart Sheer Fishtail Dress, £48 | New Look Shell Pink Fringed Hem Scarf, £7.99
You know what they say – you can never go wrong with a little black dress. Especially if it accentuates your waist and upper torso curves in a sensually flattering manner. To look as chic as Charlotte Le Bon (portraying Yves Saint Laurent’s muse Victoire Doutreleau) while still on a budget, you don’t need to look further than your local shopping district because Topshop has got you covered with multiple options all under £50.  Don’t forget to finish the look by wrapping this fabulous pink scarf from New Look around your waist to get the desired sectioning effect and you will be good to go for a Pretty Posh night out.

French Connection Feather Light Structured Dress in Yellow, £130 £65
Charlotte Le Bon certainly looks stunning in that bright red Yves Saint Laurent dress. To achieve her style (and her confidence), start looking around for some classic shoulder-baring wide-strapped pieces in vivid colours or sensual floral themes. This particular type of dress underlines a woman’s feminine features and, thanks to the straps, retains a hint of old-school class. Make sure to check out high street favourites Oasis and French Connection for a rich affordable variety of that exact everlasting look. You can finish the style by adding a vintage origami belt or a head piece with floral motifs.


Stella & Dot Selby Fringe Earrings, £32 | Ebay Womens Black Organza Hat, £12.99
Without a doubt, one of the most integral parts of a stylish outfit is the way it is accessorised. Coco Chanel famously urged women to remove one item before leaving the house but we think that Charlotte Le Bon got it just right as far as accessories are concerned. To get a similar look, check out these various pieces available from the retail shops around you but don’t overdo it. Remember – sometimes less is more!

We loved the beauty of the film, it oozed elegance and class and told such the story in such an honest and raw way. There was plenty of glamour and the costumes were just stunning. We love a good subtitled film and this is now a firm favourite. It is 5 stars from Pretty, Posh, Oh My Gosh! and this one is definitely on our wishlist!

Yves Saint Laurent comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray today.

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