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Guests arriving at the Dior show stopped to film the installation at the center of the runway: nine life-size bamboo sculptures by Indian artist Shakuntala Kulkarni that looked like full-body armor.

Maria Grazia Chiuri’s collection was about a different kind of shield: the outfits that women adopted in the ‘60s as they made their first steps into careers in roles traditionally dominated by men.

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That era’s sexual revolution was accompanied by a transformation of luxury fashion, as made-to-measure haute couture gave way to off-the-rack clothes that women with independent incomes could buy for themselves.

Her lineup for fall channeled the era’s mix of confidence and ease with buttoned miniskirts, belted trenchcoats and slouchy pantsuits in a mostly monochrome palette. Black patent leather buckled boots with gold ball-shaped heels added a kinky edge to ladylike knee-length wrap skirts and boxy checked coats.

Back in the day, Yves Saint Laurent was the standard-bearer of the burgeoning women’s liberation movement with his provocative sheer designs, currently on show at the Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Paris.

But Chiuri wanted to pay tribute to the quiet revolutionary then at the helm of Dior — Marc Bohan, who in 1967 introduced the brand’s first ready-to-wear line, Miss Dior, itself the subject of a recent temporary exhibit at La Galerie Dior, the museum space at its historic flagship.

“His work at Dior was underestimated in some ways, but I think that it was very crucial,” she said in a preview. “He understood that women at the time were in a moment where they wanted to change their style of life. His dialogue was with the daughters of the clients at Dior.”

She lifted a slogan-style Miss Dior logo from a vintage scarf that prefigured the student protests that rocked Paris in

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Sometimes a fashion moment—on the red carpet or otherwise—is so smashingly spectacular it can soon fade into a feeling of despair. How can it ever be topped? Will we ever see something quite so grand again? That was the case with Zendaya’s recent appearance at the London premiere of Dune: Part 2. After years of creating red carpet magic alongside image architect Law Roach, she reached a new apex by walking out in a robotic suit from Thierry Mugler’s 1995 couture collection. The outfit left fashion fanatics stunned and wondering how the actress has even managed to source it (despite being an iconic part of Mugler’s oeuvre, the piece never had a major off-the-runway celebrity moment—not even Lady Gaga had pulled it for a music video). The look even impressed those who have no interest at all in fashion history.

The moment not only made Instagram feeds and front pages around the world, but it also felt like Zendaya definitively won a sort of informal red carpet contest. In recent years, fashionable Hollywood starlets have proved both their own fashion bonafides and the power of their stardom by pulling landmark archival dresses. Zendaya has always been the head of that leaderboard, but the Mugler robosuit felt like she had crossed the finish line, ending the competition forever. Never mind wondering “how can anyone ever top it?”—can Zendaya outshine herself?

Then again—as the furor around Kim Kardashian wearing a historic gown once donned by Marilyn Monroe proved at the 2022 Met Gala—sometimes dipping into the archive can backfire. Some dresses are seen as too sacred to wear again. Wearing, say, one of Princess Diana’s iconic dresses might feel in poor taste. Just because you can pull something doesn’t mean you should.

Still, we can’t help but wonder what, if anything,

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As Fashion Week returns to light up Paris, the Saint Laurent Babylone bookshop is establishing itself as the new hangout for fashion addicts. On February 28 and 29, 2024, photographer Juergen Teller and 90s supermodel Linda Evangelista will take over the premises for i-co-ni-ques signing sessions!

Fashion Week is back in Paris, and the brand-new Saint Laurent Babylone bookshop is the place to be. For the occasion, the latest must-see spot for trend addicts will welcome two emblematic figures from the world of fashion and luxury brands: Juergen Teller and Linda Evangelista.

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Maison Saint Laurent inaugurates its own bookshop-gallery in the 7th arrondissement of Paris: Saint Laurent Babylone. Open from Wednesday to Sunday, the new hybrid cultural haunt for art and fashion lovers organizes monthly exhibitions, book signings and DJ sets, among shelves stocked with fine art books and a cutting-edge selection of magazines and vinyl. [Read more]

As the eyes of the world turn to the fashion capital of the world, events outside Fashion Week are multiplying. To keep up with the times, the Maison Saint Laurent bookshop-gallery is organizing book signings open to all, with major artists and friends of the label.

OnWednesday February 28, 2024, from 5:30 pm, the spotlight will be on Juergen Teller. The internationally renowned photographer will present his book “SL Editions”, an exclusive compilation of Saint Laurent campaigns created with Anthony Vaccarello from 2019 to 2024. The book echoes theexhibition at the Grand Palais Éphémère last January.

The following day, Thursday February 29, 2024 from 5pm, style aficionados can meet Linda Evangelista, one of the most iconic supermodels of all time. The famous ’90s model has answered the call to sign “Linda Evangelista photographed

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Zoe Saldana stunned on Tuesday in red-brown leather at the Saint Laurent show at Paris Fashion week with her artist husband Marco Perego.

The Special Ops: Lioness actress, 45, looked beautiful in a red-brown leather jacket and matching gloves.

She also wore a white shirt, tucked into a khaki knee-length skirt, with a brown belt and chic brown heels.

Marco, 44, looked cool in a black leather jacket, a black jumper, baggy dark blue trousers and brown trainers. 

Zoe and Marco joined the likes of Kate and Lila Moss, Olivia Wilde, Lily Collins and Iris Law at the womenswear show. 

Zoe Saldana, 45, stunned on Tuesday in red-brown leather at the Saint Laurent show at Paris Fashion week with her artist husband Marco Perego, 44

Zoe Saldana, 45, stunned on Tuesday in red-brown leather at the Saint Laurent show at Paris Fashion week with her artist husband Marco Perego, 44

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She also wore a white shirt, tucked into a khaki knee-length skirt, with a brown belt and chic brown heels

She also wore a white shirt, tucked into a khaki knee-length skirt, with a brown belt and chic brown heels

Zoe married Marco in 2013 after just a few months of dating. Earlier that same year she ended a two-year relationship with fellow actor Bradley Cooper. 

She and Marco both added the other’s surname to the end of their own, and revealed their children would adopt Perego-Saldaña.

The sweet couple have three children, all of whom are boys, twins Cy and Bowie, 9, and last child Zen, 7.

Zoe announced her intention for her children to take on the Spanish, Italian and English she and Marco speak.

She currently stars as CIA officer Joe in American spy thriller Special Ops also starring Morgan Freeman and Nicole Kidman.

Concurrently, Zoe

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If you have internet connection, I’m sure you’ve heard about the rise of mob wife aesthetic. In short, it’s a rebellious response to the less-is-more, clean girl movement. Now, before you go all Carmela Soprano with piles of jewelry and unapologetic fur coats and animal prints, there are a few tips to ensure those femme fatale outfits feel a bit more elevated and less chaotic.

Naturally, celebs like Kendall Jenner, Rihanna, and Irina Shayk are on the list of early adopters, showing us exactly how it’s done. In Paris during Couture Fashion Week, Rih delivered an elegant, edgy take by cinching a Saint Laurent leather scarf with a gold cuff around her neck. The toughness of the leather was balanced by the soft draping—a key styling trick to keep in mind when channeling the exotic—often times unhinged—glamour of the mob wife aesthetic.

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Rihanna wearing Saint Laurent in Paris.Photo: Courtesy of Saint Laurent

We can always count on Rih Rih to take everything she does to the next level, and she even went full retro with blonde side-swooped tresses and voluminous height that defied gravity. But if you’re looking for hairstyle inspiration too, a perfectly undone messy updo is the effortless way to go and Jasmine Tookes nails it in the photo below.

Ahead, we’ve gathered three ways to dip your toe (or should I say your red acrylic full set) into the pool of the mob wife movement with ease.

Instead of a Low-Key Stole, Go All Out With Fluffy Coats

Jennifer Lawrence as Rosalyn Rosenfeld in American

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Diana Ross reigns ‘Supreme’ in a new campaign ad for Saint Laurent. The “Dreamgirl” is featured in the luxury fashion house’s Spring 2024 collection.

The ad features a breathtaking portrait that we love. The stunning image is black and white, causing audiences to focus on Diana’s simple elegance and timeless beauty.

Photographer David Sims captured Diana perfectly poised on a white stool. She gives face to the camera while wearing a long-sleeved, maxi-length off-the-shoulder black dress with a halter neckline. Her hair is styled in her iconic big, beautiful, and bouncy curls, and her makeup is smoldering.

At age 79, Mutha Diana is not playing with this Saint Laurent campaign – and we can’t get enough. Diana’s fans, family, and celebrity friends agree.

Since the campaign dropped on January 10, fans have flocked to social media gagging. Diana’s Instagram post, which features her hit “Reach Out I’ll Be There” in the background, has nearly 18K likes and more than 1,700 comments. Celebrities such as Naomi Campbell, Stephanie Mills, and Billy Porter have dropped congratulations and appreciation.

“WE STAND !!! QUEEN BOSS @dianaross ❤️❤️❤️, wrote Naomi.

A proud daughter – and fashion icon in her own right – Tracee Ellis Ross, also commented on the new ad. She reposted the image on her profile. “My mama is fire! Hoping to mature in this direction,” she wrote.

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Diana’s Saint Laurent campaign is the perfect complement to her long history of fashion slays and trendsetting style. During the reign of the “Supremes,” Diana oozed glamour with elaborate gowns, sequins, dresses, and over-the-top stage costumes.

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Marc Bohan, the longest-serving creative director at Christian Dior, who spent nearly 30 years spinning out classically attuned looks with a touch of whimsy that, however resplendent, were meant to be worn, not gazed at on mannequins or in fashion magazines, died on Wednesday in Châtillon-sur-Seine, France. He was 97.

His death was confirmed in a statement by Dior.

Because he worked in an era before fashion became mass entertainment, Mr. Bohan was not required to be visionary. And surviving for decades at the upper reaches of the fickle fashion world, with its unceasing scrutiny, merciless critics and head-spinning fashion cycles, he showed little interest in coming up with grandiose couture creations that functioned more as sculpture than practical apparel, no matter how sumptuous or bejeweled his own work was.

“I’m not designing to please myself or for a photograph,” he told USA Today for a 1988 profile. “I am designing for a woman who wants to look her best. I have always in mind the reaction of women I know.”

Courtly, taciturn and immaculately dapper even by the standards of midcentury Paris, Mr. Bohan was 34 when he was appointed head couturier for the House of Dior in 1960, taking over for the maverick Yves Saint Laurent. Mr. Saint Laurent, then in his early 20s, had been called up by the French Army during the Algerian war for independence.

The post was supposed to be temporary, Women’s Wear Daily wrote in 2007, but it became permanent after Mr. Saint Laurent — who would go on to launch his own fashion powerhouse — suffered a nervous breakdown during his military service.

Mr. Bohan remained at the helm through the 1980s, guiding Dior longer than Christian Dior himself had. (Mr. Dior founded his first salon in 1946, turned it into a

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Strange Way of Life, by Madrid director Pedro Almodovar, is the first short film produced by the Saint Laurent (Kering) production company. Released in cinemas on 16 August 2023, the film stars signature costumes by the luxury brand and a sleek aesthetic.

The story follows two cowboys, played by Ethan Wake and Pedro Pascal, who are pitted against each other by life (the former is a sheriff searching for the latter’s murderous son) but who have been united by passion for 25 years.

This queer western is the first film laurent-announces-launch-of-production-company/2023041368978″produced by Saint Laurent Productions, which was created on 22 February 2023 as a subsidiary of the fashion house. While its primary focus is on the production of films for the cinema, according to the company directory, the company does not have any employees.

The tone is set by Saint Laurent Production on the film’s poster and in its first credits panel, where it states “Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello presents” a film by Almodovar. The brand acts as associate producer, and thus holds the rights to the film. It is also responsible for the costumes. This is a step up from sponsorship (product placement), which is financing to appear on screen, but which does not confer any rights.

This is the case, for example, of Almodovar’s second short film, The Human Voice, starring Tilda Swinton, which succeeds the western. In the introductory scene, we clearly recognise Balenciaga’s ball gowns (a futuristic red crinoline from the spring/summer 2020 collection), then a jacket by Dries Van Noten, an enormous bottle of Chanel number 5, and finally, we hear a “where’s my Chanel bag?”.

What kind of artistic freedom is there when a brand produces a film?

In reality, it is the same as when an entrepreneur or

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The term muse has been a part of WWD’s vocabulary since the early 1900s. Fashion would define the term as a guide, a source of influence and inspiration. While the relationship between creator and muse will always evolve, the latter can be credited with helping fashion’s leading creatives and brands realize their visions.

Art, for one, ranks among fashion’s most respected inspirations. Paul Poiret couture costumes brought art into fashion in the early 1900s as the exotic renderings of Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes and the Art Deco movement took hold of the cultural zeitgeist in Paris. Collections from brands such as Yves Saint Laurent, Halston, Christian Lacroix, Issey Miyake, Viktor & Rolf, Marc Jacobs and Prada continue to be inspired by the work of artistic masters from Picasso to Andy Warhol, Keith Haring to Koons, Murakami and more.

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Some of the most notable collaborations Marc Jacobs photograph by George Chinsee; Versace by Emanuelle Sardella; Moschino by Aitor Rosas Suñé include Yves Saint Laurent’s homage to Mondrian in his Fall/Winter 1965 Couture collection, which WWD noted at the time as “sort of a revolution.” Saint Laurent brought a modern edge to the couture and spoke to a new generation of young fashionistas. A decade later, Halston paid homage to Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock with prints inspired by the artists’ works in his 1974 spring and resort collections. Some say art and fashion is a marriage made for the runway. As art evolves in the cultural zeitgeist, the juxtaposition of art and fashion will no doubt continue to create moments worthy of note.

Launch Gallery: Inside the Archive: When Fashion Taps Art As Muse

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Everything new in women’s fashion this May 2023 that we’ve had our eyes — and our hearts set — on.

This month, we asked the heavens for the assistance of fashion’s heroic muses – and, lo and behold, these silk-clad Valkyries marched down from the sky, with leather capes flowing like mighty flags, cavalier boots shining like polished marble and metal cuffs coiled around their wrists.

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Shoulder pads upon shoulder pads, hoods plunging into vertiginously low necklines and an elusive air of regal suavité are the attributes employed by Anthony Vaccarello for his Saint Laurent spring/summer 2023 collection. His runway heroines become knights readying themselves for battle with leather for armour and silk for chainmail.


The esteemed status of extreme maxi bags has remained a subject of infatuation in high fashion, and Boyy has taken this romance to new heights. Its Bobby edition boasts vast pockets and buckles the width of the Nile, along with a spacious structure that could easily carry the weight of a toddler – or maybe even two.


Around 100 years ago, Coco Chanel freed women from the oppressive confines of corsets and emboldened them with trousers. Today, MONSE has created a daring convergence between the two extremes by perfectly merging function and allure with its corset trousers. They softly hug the curves of your waist while also letting sheer panels peek out beneath as you walk by – an essential instrument of modern teasing.


Balenciaga’s Cagole boots invite you to become a chivalrous knight of old while – somehow simultaneously, embarking on a journey to the boundless frontiers of space exploration. Two disparate realms united by a single pair – made from iridescent ivory arena lambskin with fastenings like thimbles –

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