Just because we can’t all afford couture doesn’t mean Yves Saint Laurent returning to the atelier game isn’t relevant, or exciting. Hedi Slimane who has shaken up the storied house since he was named Creative Director in 2012, has unsurprisingly taken his own approach to couture. According to British Vogue, Hedi has been overseeing the resurrection of the 3-part atelier for the past 3 years, and will personally be deciding which of the custom-made creations are deemed worthy of the luxe couture label (which will be numbered and made from ivory silk, in case you were wondering.) Now that the cat is officially out of the bag, the atelier is sure to be inundated with requests. One thing is for sure, 2016 will boast an incredibly glamorous awards season. Here is what we’re most excited about.
1. Plenty Of Sparkle
Judging by Hedi's collections for the house thus far—and a slew of epic red carpet moments—there is likely to be a hefty dose of embellishment, beading and sparkle in these custom-made confections.
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2. Hand-Picked Clientele
Hedi and his team will be approving every person for whom theses pieces are made, which means we're likely to see a lot of his favorite women—Margot Robbie, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Cara Delevingne—expressing their loyalty on the carpet. Each piece will be recorded in a gold monogram book.
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3. Le Smoking Redux
Not only is the atelier producing gowns, but daywear, menswear and tailoring are also key components (which explains the need for a 3-part atelier). We anticipate yet more reinventions of the iconic Yves Saint Laurent Le Smoking jacket for men and women. Bring it on.