The Mondrian collection by Yves Saint Laurent

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Fashion Flashbacks: The iconic Yves Saint Laurent dress inspired by artist Piet Mondrian is important for Western fashion history but also records the importance of Mondrian’s work during the period of the 1960s. Released for the autumn season in 1965, its simple A-line and tidy shift silhouette was typical of the mid-sixties. Less typical was his uses of graphic horizontally and vertically black lines – and white and primary color blocks. The dress is made up of many of individual pieces of wool jersey and was hand-assembled to hide obvious seaming. Watch as Yves Saint Laurent finds inspiration in the abstract paintings of the Dutch De Stijl artist Piet Mondrian.


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The November Issue: Do you remember this cover of American Vogue?

19 year old, Israeli model Michaela Beru wore Guess acid washed jeans and an beautiful $10,000 Christian Lacroix sweatshirt with a jewel-encrusted cross. It was featured back in the good old days in 1988, and was Anna Wintour’s first cover as the editor of American Vogue. There is a article on how this cover photo came up here. Love the laid-back look!

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Vogue, November 1988
Photographed by Peter Lindbergh