Yves Saint Laurent

Culture of Fashion: a look inside Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris



Yves Saint Laurent by Andy Warhol

A brief work trip to Paris a couple of weeks ago allowed me to experience the Musée Yves Saint Laurent in Avenue Marceau, the former premises of YSL couture. Part of the 60th anniversary celebrations of Yves Saint Laurent, the latest exhibition, ‘Yves Saint Laurent au 5, avenue Marceau’ focuses on the archives and know-how of the designer and his coterie of technical specialists and as such is just a joy for process nerds. (more…)



Do you need YSL’s new tinted Touche Éclat?



Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Neutralizer

When Terry de Gunzburg first introduced Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat in 1992, it was a revelation. The revolutionary brush highlighter-slash-concealer became a beauty staple that arguably led to today’s obsession with illuminating, highlighting and strobing (um, ok yes, they do all mean the same thing). (more…)



Yves Saint Laurent beauty favourites, old and new



YSL beauty favoutites - YSL Touche Eclat Blur Perfector

Trying out a new lipstick is fun but trying out a genuinely new product that does something different is even better. Especially when it works.

I’m late to the blur perfector party but boy am I happy we found each other. I got my hands on the YSL Touche Eclat Blur Perfector balm-powder hybrid (below) last autumn and have been enjoying it immensely. Aside from the case itself (a masterpiece in the art of beauty packaging in the Insta age…), the process of de-shining with this product is like beauty alchemy. (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: SAINT LAURENT, DKNY, MAC, KAREN MILLEN



Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…

1. TEAM HEDI
hedi slimane

I’ve read two articles about Hedi Slimane this week. One is a very long interview by Dirk Standen on Yahoo Style, and the other is a critique by Alex Fury in The Independent. Both are very good but I had to disagree with Fury’s negative assessment of Slimane at Saint Laurent. (more…)