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.