Photos of Yves Saint Laurent Pre-Fall 2011 Collection

Stefano Pilati Mixes Vintage and New Elements For Yves Saint Laurent's Pre-Fall 2011 Collection

Photos of Yves Saint Laurent Pre-Fall 2011 Collection

>> "Really, it's just the flavor," said Stefano Pilati, when describing his Pre-Fall 2011 collection for Yves Saint Laurent. "When you go back to look at these things, they are amazing, but you cannot wear them now." The flavor that he was referring to? Yves Saint Laurent's poignant Opium collection of 1977 and the forties-inspired YSL collection from 1971. To make the look modern, Pilati remixed Saint Laurent's old day opulence by adding long sleeves — a key Pre-Fall trend — to a reproduced print dress from the archive. And: decadent cashmere coats came equipped with detachable fox fur hoods.

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