RTWear-You-Out

Fashion Designer fashions – sketches & fashion shows blog.


Naked Biopic truth of Yves St. Laurent Hedonistic Life featured at Cannes Film Festival.

©ourtesy of  theGuardian & thedailybeast

yves st. laurent french fashion designerIt might come as a surprise in a film about a deceased fashion designer who spent vast amounts of his life thinking about couture, but one of the most, if not the most, memorable scenes in the new biopic, Saint Laurent, shows a young Yves Saint Laurent completely naked as he walks towards his partner, Pierre Bergé (clad in a black satin dressing gown that reveals his tanned behind), before the young lovers jump on the bed for a romp. Despite the provocative nature of this and other racy sex scenes in the film, which was directed by Bertrand Bonello (of Le Pornographe fame) and premiered at the Festival de Cannes on Saturday, the real controversy surrounding the production has to do with the clothing. What else!

Early on, the Bonello production incurred the wrath of Saint Laurent’s long-term partner Pierre Bergé, who threatened in WWD to sue the film if it copied any of the designer’s outfits—a bit hard to avoid when making a coming-of-age movie about YSL’s life and work.  The filmmakers, on their part, have accused Bergé of distributing letters to parties associated with the film to try to stop it. To this end, Bergé has refused to allow Bonello’s team to consult the brand’s archives. He also publically endorsed another biopic, Yves Saint Laurent, which debuted in January and was directed by Jalil Lespert. The Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent lent the rival film a reported 77 vintage outfits and Bergé helped conduct a scene depicting the legendary 1976 Ballet Russes fashion show. The resulting headlines in the French press declared war between the two films.

…continue with this Story 

Continue reading

Advertisements


Top 10 African Fashion Moments

Author and stylist and editor of African lifestyle magazine ARISE, Helen Jennings, has just published a brilliant and brilliantly hefty coffee table book about African-inspired fashion called New African Fashion. We wanted to know more, so she kindly outlined her 10 most seismic moments in African and African-inspired fashion! The textiles, landscapes and colours of Africa have been pillaged by international fashion for decades. But in the past few years a new generation of African and diaspora designers have been showing the world how African fashion is really done. Lets go back in time and look at the best moments yet! — Find out more here


Top 10 African Fashion Moments

Author and stylist and editor of African lifestyle magazine ARISE, Helen Jennings, has just published a brilliant and brilliantly hefty coffee table book about African-inspired fashion called New African Fashion. We wanted to know more, so she kindly outlined her 10 most seismic moments in African and African-inspired fashion! The textiles, landscapes and colours of Africa have been pillaged by international fashion for decades. But in the past few years a new generation of African and diaspora designers have been showing the world how African fashion is really done. Lets go back in time and look at the best moments yet! — Find out more here


The ART of “Simplifying” What Is

Dutch born Artist Piet Mondrian, had a way of keeping the viewer interested in whatever he managed to display in his work. He took the voyeur respectively to places only the artist found suitable for speculation. Nowhere! Still, we engaged, then and Now. 

Monsieur Yves St. Laurent was obviously fascinated with Mondrian’s concept and ideas about how we see Art. With this in mind, St. Laurent had a fields day in the 1960′s creating  a number of collections which exemplified Mondrian’s paintings that included a very linear look of the Artist’s canvas. St. Laurent’s  legacy and the business of fashion,  will always be wanting more of these dresses and looks. This is true today, as we still see the concept popping up on occasions. My name for this is “Basimpleness”.  This is what makes for all that is CLASS-IC.Monsieur Yves St. Laurent was obviously fascinated with Mondrian’s concept and ideas about how we see Art. With this in mind, St. Laurent had a fields day in the 1960′s creating  a number of collections which exemplified Mondrian’s paintings that included a very linear look of the Artist’s canvas. St. Laurent’s  legacy and the business of fashion,  will always be wanting more of these dresses and looks. This is true today, as we still see the concept popping up on occasions. My name for this is “Basimpleness”.  This is what makes for all that is CLASS-IC.Monsieur Yves St. Laurent was obviously fascinated with Mondrian’s concept and ideas about how we see Art. With this in mind, St. Laurent had a fields day in the 1960′s creating  a number of collections which exemplified Mondrian’s paintings that included a very linear look of the Artist’s canvas. St. Laurent’s  legacy and the business of fashion,  will always be wanting more of these dresses and looks. This is true today, as we still see the concept popping up on occasions. My name for this is “Basimpleness”.  This is what makes for all that is CLASS-IC.

CLICK on the dress to See more Mondrian “Styled” garments


The ART of “Simplifying” What Is …!

Dutch born Artist Piet Mondrian, had a way of keeping the viewer interested in whatever he managed to display in his work. He took the voyeur respectively to places only the artist found suitable for speculation. Nowhere! Still, we engaged, then and Now.

Mondrian the Artist

Monsieur Yves St. Laurent was obviously fascinated with Mondrian’s concept and ideas about how we see Art. With this in mind, St. Laurent had a fields day in the 1960’s creating  a number of collections which exemplified Mondrian’s paintings that included a very linear look of the Artist’s canvas. St. Laurent’s  legacy and the business of fashion,  will always be wanting more of these dresses and looks. This is true today, as we still see the concept popping up on occasions. My name for this is “Basimpleness”.  This is what makes for all that is CLASS-IC.

Mondrian clothesCLICK on these dresses to See more Mondrian “Styled” garments

respectibly
AfrikaansAlbanianArabicArmenianAzerbaijaniBasqueBelarusianBulgarianCatalanChinese (Simplified)Chinese (Traditional)CroatianCzechDanishDetect languageDutchEnglishEstonianFilipinoFinnishFrenchGalicianGeorgianGermanGreekHaitian CreoleHebrewHindiHungarianIcelandicIndonesianIrishItalianJapaneseKoreanLatinLatvianLithuanianMacedonianMalayMalteseNorwegianPersianPolishPortugueseRomanianRussianSerbianSlovakSlovenianSpanishSwahiliSwedishThaiTurkishUkrainianUrduVietnameseWelshYiddishAfrikaansAlbanianArabicArmenianAzerbaijaniBasqueBelarusianBulgarianCatalanChinese (Simplified)Chinese (Traditional)CroatianCzechDanishDutchEnglishEstonianFilipinoFinnishFrenchGalicianGeorgianGermanGreekHaitian CreoleHebrewHindiHungarianIcelandicIndonesianIrishItalianJapaneseKoreanLatinLatvianLithuanianMacedonianMalayMalteseNorwegianPersianPolishPortugueseRomanianRussianSerbianSlovakSlovenianSpanishSwahiliSwedishThaiTurkishUkrainianUrduVietnameseWelshYiddish
Detect language » English
AfrikaansAlbanianArabicArmenianAzerbaijaniBasqueBelarusianBulgarianCatalanChinese (Simplified)Chinese (Traditional)CroatianCzechDanishDetect languageDutchEnglishEstonianFilipinoFinnishFrenchGalicianGeorgianGermanGreekHaitian CreoleHebrewHindiHungarianIcelandicIndonesianIrishItalianJapaneseKoreanLatinLatvianLithuanianMacedonianMalayMalteseNorwegianPersianPolishPortugueseRomanianRussianSerbianSlovakSlovenianSpanishSwahiliSwedishThaiTurkishUkrainianUrduVietnameseWelshYiddishAfrikaansAlbanianArabicArmenianAzerbaijaniBasqueBelarusianBulgarianCatalanChinese (Simplified)Chinese (Traditional)CroatianCzechDanishDutchEnglishEstonianFilipinoFinnishFrenchGalicianGeorgianGermanGreekHaitian CreoleHebrewHindiHungarianIcelandicIndonesianIrishItalianJapaneseKoreanLatinLatvianLithuanianMacedonianMalayMalteseNorwegianPersianPolishPortugueseRomanianRussianSerbianSlovakSlovenianSpanishSwahiliSwedishThaiTurkishUkrainianUrduVietnameseWelshYiddish

Detect language » English
AfrikaansAlbanianArabicArmenianAzerbaijaniBasqueBelarusianBulgarianCatalanChinese (Simplified)Chinese (Traditional)CroatianCzechDanishDetect languageDutchEnglishEstonianFilipinoFinnishFrenchGalicianGeorgianGermanGreekHaitian CreoleHebrewHindiHungarianIcelandicIndonesianIrishItalianJapaneseKoreanLatinLatvianLithuanianMacedonianMalayMalteseNorwegianPersianPolishPortugueseRomanianRussianSerbianSlovakSlovenianSpanishSwahiliSwedishThaiTurkishUkrainianUrduVietnameseWelshYiddishAfrikaansAlbanianArabicArmenianAzerbaijaniBasqueBelarusianBulgarianCatalanChinese (Simplified)Chinese (Traditional)CroatianCzechDanishDutchEnglishEstonianFilipinoFinnishFrenchGalicianGeorgianGermanGreekHaitian CreoleHebrewHindiHungarianIcelandicIndonesianIrishItalianJapaneseKoreanLatinLatvianLithuanianMacedonianMalayMalteseNorwegianPersianPolishPortugueseRomanianRussianSerbianSlovakSlovenianSpanishSwahiliSwedishThaiTurkishUkrainianUrduVietnameseWelshYiddish

Detect language » English