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From Tom Ford to Now, Look Back at Saint Laurent's Best Runway Looks

Feb 23 2014 - 9:00am

At Saint Laurent Paris (formerly Yves Saint Laurent), the history of runway beauty runs the gamut, swinging from androgynous to glamorous and right back again. The results are almost always unexpected, yet still very YSL. To celebrate the upcoming start of Spring 2014 Paris Fashion Week, click through to see some of the best looks from past runways of Yves Saint Laurent, as well as the newly renamed Saint Laurent Paris.

Spring 2003

With Tom Ford at the helm of the iconic fashion house, a young Karolina Kurkova modeled a moody smoky eye and wispy, wiry bangs.

Fall 2004

Models with spiky, swept-up styles and feline, winged eye shadow were sent down the runway for Tom Ford's final season.

Spring 2007

Hair was curled and teased to mimic a fascinator in Spring 2007, while lips were kept glossy with a pink tint.

Fall 2007

Bold brows and a messy comb-over were balanced with slightly winged eyeliner and pale pink lipstick, giving this androgynous look a flirty twist.

Spring 2008

The comb-over returned with a more exaggerated part and heavily contoured cheeks. A pop of magenta on the nails added a touch of femininity.

Fall 2008

Models were outfitted with matching black bowl-cut wigs and glossy lips to match.

Spring 2009

Exaggerated winged liner added to this girlie look.

Fall 2009

Neon orange lips played up exaggerated eyebrows for Fall 2009, where thin lines were penciled atop models' natural ones. Hair was gelled to look wet and then twisted up into a leather headpiece.

Spring 2010

Models channeled Twiggy in their eyes in Spring 2010, with short and stubby fake lashes glued on to the underneath. Plastic, teeth-like headbands were then layered into their hair — some models sported as many as 15 of them [1].

Fall 2010

Two shades of pink were used on YSL's Fall 2010 runway: a creamy blush for the eyes and a fluorescent rose color for the lips.

Spring 2011

Glamour girls (without eyebrows) were sent down the runway in Spring 2011. Hair was split down the center and then twisted from ear to ear. A deep red lip with lots of gloss finished the look.

Fall 2011

Deep parts, slick comb-overs, heavy brows, and sideburns? Androgyny returned to the YSL runways in Fall 2011.

Spring 2012

Oversized buns with gilded accessories were the cornerstone of the beauty look for Spring 2012.

Fall 2012

Hues and textures played together to create a look fit for royalty in Fall 2012. Chalky white shadow and golden liner created an ethereal eye look, while moody red lips kept things anchored.

Spring 2013

With oversized hats dominating most of the look for Spring 2013, models were sent down the runway sporting bold brows, contoured cheeks, and textured strands.

Fall 2013

It was all about grunge for the Fall 2013 runway. From pale skin and dark-rimmed eyes to tousled strands, this fierce but low-key look came off as both fashion-forwad and disheveled.

Spring 2014

Inky cat eyes, luminous skin, and textured hair made for an edgy, rocker-chic beauty look we can’t wait try for festival season.

Fall 2014

A heavily winged cat eye and blunt bangs gave models the ultimate rocker-chic flair as they walked down the runway.

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