There was no sign of the malnourished, waif-like
child model in Stefano Pilati’s final show
for Yves Saint Laurent.
This collection catered to a sophisticated woman.
A chic Parisian power player,
bold and fearless,
invulnerable and distant,
haughty and just a little chilly.
The collection harkened back to the 80’s,
Pilati’s favorite decade,
with big boxy shoulders and strong tailoring.
His models were like the glamazons of the 80’s,
with strong faces and broad shoulders.
Hair was slicked back,
the visage clean and uncluttered,
but with a firm, dark mouth.
After his 8 year tenure at the helm of Yves Saint Laurent
his final bow to the fashion editors and buyers
fittingly received a standing ovation.
all images by Monica Feudi for Vogue.com