Tom Ford was in fine form at Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche,
sending out his most laid-back, relaxed collection to
The big news was the arrivalfinallyof prints at YSL Rive Gauche, in the form of leopard spots. Ford paired sheer little feline tanks with rustic leather skirts dissected by minute rows of crisscrossed laces; this folksy embellishment also turned up on road-warrior trousers, sexy swimsuits and a fabulous ecru trench. Ring-studded leather jackets, unfinished suede skirts and rough-edge coats looked drop-dead cool with stacked heel sandals and large, half-oval carrier bags.
Come spring, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche evenings will be all about unassuming glamour. Ford's new golden leopard caftan robes are worthy of the queen of the junglejust the thing for a night of decadent mischief.