Jourdan Dunn and Ginta Lapina star in YSL Touche Eclat’s Spring 2011 campaign. It’s very elegant and nonchalant, look at the way they hold the highlighter pen. The ad perfectly captures the Parisian woman’s attitude. Nothing was left to chance here, the models were dressed in black standing in front of a gold background to play off of the makeup’s container.
Emmy Rossum was lovely in an emerald green Yves Saint Laurent gown at the Met Opera last night in New York City. The color was a winner because it was just right for spring. It had elegant draping in the bodice and throughout the length of the skirt. She opted for even more color in the purple platformed heels, and a green satin clutch in a darker hue than her dress. Emmy’s belt was also purple, but the red stones within it kept her from being too matchy. I especially loved the bright red lips. Of course the center-parted hair with beautiful curls was also gorgeous. This look worked because she was not afraid to play with color.
Rebecca Hall was sleek in a floor-length Yves Saint Laurent gown at the Met Opera in New York City. The beauty was in the bold red color and the simplicity of the design. It sported long sleeves and a crew neckline. She wore no jewelry aside from the bejeweled belt worn low on her waist. A black pair of peeped-toe sandals and a black evening back completed her look. Her hair was parted in the center and relaxed curls rested on her shoulders. I get a 1970′s vibe from this look, but it is perfectly updated for this decade.
Olivia Munn wore a strapless Yves Saint Laurent to the Met Opera last night. The black velour dress fell to the floor with a mini train. It had a waist band with gold trim that cinched accentuated her figure. She accessorized with a pair of black elbow-length gloves and evening bag. Olivia went without jewelry, though a gold necklace with a pendant minus the gloves would have been more youthful. This was a classic and elegant look. Her hair was shiny and styled in a modern bob.
Image via The Fashion Spot/Credit: Yves Saint Laurent/Inez and Vinoodh
Yves Saint Laurent’s Spring 2011 ad campaign stars model Arizona Muse. The campaign strikes a beautiful contrast between nature and high-end luxury. Model Arizona poses in a glamorous gown from the Spring 2011 collection against the backdrop of leaves from a banana tree; the sleeves of her gown mimics the folds of the leaves. Her look was inspired by Old Hollywood, from the glamour of the dress, the coif of the hair, right down to the sultriness of the makeup. The ad was shot by Inez and Vinoodh in an exotic location, a good distance away from the runways of Paris.
Jessica Alba is the cover of Elle magazine’s December 2010 issue. The actress is pretty in pink wearing a gorgeous retro look from Christian Dior’s Resort 2011 collection. Elle opted for a springtime cover for the winter Holiday season. It was either crazy or genius to go for a warm weather look; though I suspect many are already craving a vacation in the Caribbean at this juncture. The orange and pink YSL two-piece is one of my favorites from the photo spread. Her shoot was feminine and pretty- girly pieces, soft makeup and tousled hair; the perfect beginnings for fun in the sun.
Halle Berry attended the Carousel of Hope Gala in a gorgeous YSL gown over the weekend. She was stunning in the red one-shoulder number that was fitted to perfection. This dress had all the drama needed on the red carpet, it was beautifully draped and fell to the floor in a pool of silk. She paired it with a bronze evening bag, diamond hoop earrings and a simple cocktail ring, she proves that with accessories, sometimes less is more. The Gala was held to raise money for the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes in Los Angeles. Berry has been living with diabetes for years.
The red carpet premiere of Drew Barrymore’s Going the Distance in Los Angeles was a glamorous affair. The actress scored major points in her strapless Malandrino gown; her shimmering brocade dress boasted a demure frontal slit. It was paired with a Balmain belt with gold side panels that highlighted the golden sheen in the dress. A pair of YSL platform shoes in a complementary color completed the trifecta; all three came together to make one stunning look. The dress had the starring role, it flattered Barrymore’s figure, hair and skintone. A dress works when the woman looks confident and comfortable in it, and this one accomplished both tasks.
We first fell in love with the ladies of Sex and the City because of their love affair with New York City and high-end fashion. Their move to the big screen has only intensified that love; they continue their love affair with Louboutin, YSL, Dior, Halston and Chanel in Sex and the City 2. We’ve only gotten a glimpse of what’s in store from the movie trailer so far, and we are already coveting the wardrobe. The label breakdown comes from Madison Avenue Spy:
Opening clip Carrie in limited edition Mykita & Bernhard Willhelm sunglasses ($525 @ Patricia Field.)
Carrie’s white dress- Halston; necklace- Solange Azagury-Partridge- about $200k. shoes- Louboutin; clutch- Chanel (Look from movie poster shown on the left).
Clip in front of Bergdorf Goodman- Samantha’s VBH bag ($1300); black Ray Bans. Miranda- YSL Tribute heels. Charlotte- all pink Dior (including the bag); except shoes- Louboutin.
How many of us would earn more after we’ve departed? Well, Forbes magazine’s annual list of top grossing dead celebrities has named famed fashion designer, Yves Saint Laurent, at the top. He made an estimated $350 million dollars in the past year, most of which came from the sale of his estate at a Christie’s auction in February. Saint Laurent passed away June 1, 2008 of brain cancer. He was known for his expert tailoring, and secured his place in fashion history with the creation of the female tuxedo suit. The late designer’s estate is managed by his long-time partner Pierre Berge.
Michael Jackson ranked third with $90 million, followed by Elvis Presley who came in with $55 million. Yves Saint Laurent is in very good company.