Yves Saint Laurent Autumn 2012

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

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