Thursday, March 3, 2011

Luxe Loves By Lex : Milan Fashion Week, Fall 2011 Prada

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Yves Saint Laurent has been a very popular source of fashion inspiration since his passing in 2009. From his outstanding estate auction at Christie's [2009], numerous museum exhibitions in his honor, to a new book, "La Revolution de la Mode" just released by Pierre Bergé, clearly the fashion world is craving his genius.

We have been seeing his color blocking influence in stores this spring while Miuccia Prada picked up the reigns again and referenced YSL's famous Mondrian Dress of 1965 in her Fall 2011 runway collection. Although Yves' inspiration was the famous Mondrian painting, Composition II in Red, Blue, and Yellow, from 1930, the dress is the quintessence of modern 1960's fashion.

Prada played on the sixties silhouette and mixed it with twenties-style coats with fur collars and snakeskin shoes that were more cute than sexy. The collection looked fresh and unusual, with a nod to YSL but still maintaining an entirely Prada aesthetic.

"Dressing is a way of life" - Yves Saint Laurent

Sincerely, Lex