July 08, 2007
Yves Saint Laurent's Stefano Pilati took an artsy approach to his resort collection, alternating between Jackson Pollock-style paint-splatter prints on items like a satin bomber jacket and more Impressionist watercolors for a pair of floor-length halter dresses. But if color came on strong, so did black and white. An important trend this season, the contrasting shades added a graphic edge to a cropped short-sleeve suit jacket and a belted silk sheath. The show's standout piece was altogether softer, though. Pilati's strapless black lace cocktail number came with a clutch of glossy feathers at the neckline and a big bow at the waistvery Belle de Jour.