In what has been called an East meets West, or Orientalism meets Modernism, themed collection Stefano Pilati seems to have done a fine job without making too many waves. Last season was quite the opposite and the trouser silhouettes, mop haircuts, gothic makeup, and glamorous fabrics all went on to determine a major segment of the Fall trends worldwide. This season, and there's nothing wrong with this, it just feels like classic, beautiful YSL. Yes, there is an East meets West dialogue but it's not breaking down any doors. Spring 2009 saw pretty silk blazers, drop crotch shorts, pleated trousers, and cocoon jackets which will undoubtedly satisfy the YSL woman without necessarily proliferating the entire market. Those shoes though...those shoes are another story.