With his brown, curly hair made golden by the sun, Yves Saint Laurent designer Stefano Pilati looked as though he had just stepped off a yacht at yesterday’s Cruise 2012 show, which took place at the Haunch of Venison gallery in midtown Manhattan.
So did his girls, who were decked out in deck-worthy wares, from peasant blouses striped with ropes to navy blazers adorned with weighty anchors. The color palette was traditional: red, white, and blue with dashes of yellow, and we’d say pretty fresh. Along with the easy hair–a low ponytail at the nape of the neck made special with a slight rockabilly wave in the front–the clothes, from the leather pleated skirt to the tiny floral rompers, appeared comfortable. We’re also fond of Pilati’s frequent use of puffed sleeves–they make any outfit look pretty. And when it comes to the resort collections, that’s a good thing.
Perhaps Benjamin Millepied, who was sitting front row, was scouting some breezy summer frocks for his baby lady Natalie Portman, who is due any day now.
**Photos courtesy YSL.