Yves Saint Laurent is most famously known for his "Le Smoking" tuxedo jacket, see-through blouses, bolero jackets, pantsuits and smocks. He feminised the basic silhouettes of male clothing and modified the male tuxedo, safari jacket, pea jacket and flying suit for women. YSL is also king of the couture wedding dress. Why else would the Persian Empress Farah Diba and Bianca Jagger seek out the designer for their nuptials to the Shah of Iran and His Majesty Mick Jagger? Marrying in March, especially in YSL attire, promises exotic unpredictability, as the old rhyme goes: “Married when March winds shrill and roar/ Your home will be on a distant shore.” Whatever your relationship status, catch up with his fascinating life and designs in new biopic, Yves Saint Laurent, out today.
Fashion always seems to come full circle. Designers have revisited the swinging sixties until there’s almost nothing left to swing on but we can guarantee you’ve never seen this one before. We’re leaving the psychedelic patterns and beehive hairstyles behind this time. Boldly going where no bride has ventured before, all hail this showstopper from 1965, check out the mummified crochet dress, a.k.a. the “Long wedding dress”, a.k.a. the “Babushka.” Walk up the aisle, if you can, like an Egyptian.