>> Stefano Pilati's Spring 2009 Yves Saint Laurent collection was all about East-meets-West, but it seemed to fall short somewhere in between. No one can argue about the tailoring — Pilati's forte — but the collection's overall effect left something to be wanted. WWD blamed it on Pilati trying" too hard to deliver a major statement" and Cathy Horyn just thought Pilati neglected to elicit "the same degree of awe" as he did for Fall. But maybe the collection was melancholic in remembrance of Yves Saint Laurent — the invitations read "Merci Monsieur Yves Saint Laurent" and all the teardrop prints seem to suggest as much.
Stefano Pilati's Spring 2009 Ode to Yves Saint Laurent