With price tags in the five-digit range,couture collections are prohibitively expensive for most of us.But now,Saint Laurentis taking the already exclusive category to the next level.
Today,the French 威廉希尔备用网址fashion house announced plans to bring back couture with "Yves Saint Laurent" Couture ivory silk label under the tutelage of designer Hedi Slimane.The house's last couture show was in 2002 and designed by the Yves Saint Laurent,who died in 2008.
The new collection of silky tuxedos and black column dresses will debut in Saint Laurent ads shot by Slimane next month.But shelling out tens of thousands of dollars for a look simply won't be enough to get your hands on one.According to the brand's chief executive,Francesca Bellettini,you'll also need to be a "friend of the house."
An ad for "Yves Saint Laurent" Couture photographed by Hedi Slimane.
"Hedi Slimane decides these orders case by case.Unlike a couture collection,this is an even more exclusive definition," Bellettini,said in a statement according toThe New York Times.She also said that the collection will be available to actresses to be worn for red carpet events,such as the Oscars or the Cannes Film Festival.
Dakota Johnson wearing a Saint Laurent ready-to-wear gown at the Oscars this year.
We'll keep you posted on the entire collection as it launches,but,until then,we're throwing it back to 2002—to Yves Saint Laurent's very last couture collection,which is absolutely breathtaking.
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