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.
With Tom Ford at the helm of the iconic fashion house, a young Karolina Kurkova modeled a moody smoky eye and wispy, wiry bangs.
Models with spiky, swept-up styles and feline, winged eye shadow were sent down the runway for Tom Ford's final season.
Hair was curled and teased to mimic a fascinator in Spring 2007, while lips were kept glossy with a pink tint.
Bold brows and a messy comb-over were balanced with slightly winged eyeliner and pale pink lipstick, giving this androgynous look a flirty twist.
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.
Models were outfitted with matching black bowl-cut wigs and glossy lips to match.
Exaggerated winged liner added to this girlie look.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
Deep parts, slick comb-overs, heavy brows, and sideburns? Androgyny returned to the YSL runways in Fall 2011.
Oversized buns with gilded accessories were the cornerstone of the beauty look for Spring 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.
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.
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.
Inky cat eyes, luminous skin, and textured hair made for an edgy, rocker-chic beauty look we can’t wait try for festival season.
A heavily winged cat eye and blunt bangs gave models the ultimate rocker-chic flair as they walked down the runway.