Paris Fugshion Week: YSL Spring/Summer 2013


This is going to be a fun one for all the fantasy stylists in Fug Nation. The collection itself gets a little samey at times, but when it pops, it pops like Pop Rocks in soda.

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  1. maryse
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    there was nothing spring/summer about this collection at all.

    • Mongerel
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      I think someone is depressed because they think Romney is going win.

  2. Eliza Bennett
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    how is this not Ralph Lauren from like 09?

    • pantsonfire
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      I know. I had to scroll back up to the post title a few slides in because I had become CONVINCED that it was Ralph Lauren. Then it became a little less Ralph Lauren and definitely more like a French take on the American West. With assassins.

      I’m kind of not surprised at this because for the last couple of years, American Indian has been a hot aesthetic (and I’m sure it was on the runways prior to that); this feels like an offshoot of that . . . so I guess it’s kind of “over” if you view it as more of the same, or maybe it’s taking it a new direction, and I could get on board with that.

      • pantsonfire
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        That’s not to say that I liked this–I actually didn’t really (though maybe some of those black pants and jackets were solid). I just don’t necessarily mind the idea of Western, if it’s not more of what we’ve seen a lot of in the last few years.

        • Eliza Bennett
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          True. It also reminds me of Moschino from a couple of seasons ago, just without the entertaining brightly colored craziness of hat collection. There wasn’t anything in this line that made me want to wear it in public, or even made me hope someone famous would wear it in public.
          Well, there was one, slide 16, that had an arresting potential. Kind of sexy schoolgirl becomes hitwoman. There would be a thigh holster involved. Everything else was just blaaahhhsnooze.

  3. anny
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    Now I want to pull on the belly pulls. Do they shorten their hair? Eject their hats? Make their arms flap up and down?

  4. Evalyn
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    I just don’T feel the Spring in this collection of Cowboy/Saloon Keeper/Goth. It’s so black and repetitive throughout, and feels dated.

  5. AndersonicTK421
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    Holy moly, I *just* finished reading this is Jezebel – highly recommended:
    http://jezebel.com/5948750/why-are-fashion-designers-so-ridiculously-touchy-about-press

    • Jen
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      I read that too – SO interesting! And definitely makes me look at this collection in a different way. The way in which it was created by creative assholes.

    • Mongerel
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      Loved reading that piece at Jezebel. Here’s the Money Whine:

      “All the things you seem to love and value — music, fun, sexiness — require freedom. You have yours. I have mine. Without it, we are nothing. So please, don’t ban me from your next show, because I really want to see it.”

      Daaaaaawg… the entitlement mentality.

  6. Sandra
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    Miss Kitty and Morticia Adams are YSL’s new design team? Who’da thunk it? Are Wyatt, Doc, and Bat the major investors? This is hilariously awful.

  7. jen
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    Usually I find one thing in one of these that I covet and willing to sell my baby for. If not my baby, at least a beloved pet.

    yeah. Nothing.

  8. Alexandra
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    Interesting blog!
    Please also visit my new fashion blog:
    http://jadorelamodeetlestyle.blogspot.com/

  9. Ladyblahblah
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    In Sexy Western Town there will not be a sheriff, but a pimp, and he shall wear #7. Sadly, the brothel in Sexy Western Town will be empty because no one wants a pimp who wears a coat made from the skins of a hundred skunks.

  10. Amanda
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    3 things:

    How is this considered a Spring/Summer collection?

    Fringe is FUG.

    I like the fit of all the black pants.

    • Art Eclectic
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      Au contraire. Fringe ROCKS.

      • Mongerel
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        Agree. Fringe moves and swings with the body’s mearest motion in a hypnotic manner. Fringe enhances the female form and mannerism in a way most appetizing.

  11. glee
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    Yep, except for the cigarette pants, there was nothing there to like. Maybe a couple of suede coats. But this is probably the biggest waste of suede and leather I have seen to date. What C. Hends wear something really fringy to the Globes.

  12. TonyG
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    Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?….in Paris, obviously.

    I thought of Carmen throughout this runway recap, but especially on slide 11, which is totally what she would wear to an evening formal.

  13. Kit
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    Okay.

    How is this not fall?
    How is this not Ralph Lauren?
    How is fringe a thing, AGAIN/STILL?

    Ugh. As per my comment on the previous post, I am tired of shenanigans.

  14. Kat
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    Sexy western = “Bad Girls.”
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109198/

  15. vandalfan
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    Big ol’ Van Helsing hats? What hath Hugh Jackman wrought? Floor length leather and suede, floor length black, long puffy sleeves? Perhaps YSL means these to be marketed in the Southern Hemisphere during spring in the north. Also, I thought the last gal was doing a high kick, which made me smile.

    • Sandra
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      If I thought it would cause Hugh Jackman to materialize in the immediate vicinity, I would wear any of these. Or all of them. At the same time. I might even spend my own money on them.

  16. AmandaD
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    The HATS! All I can see is Spy vs Spy http://www.spyvsspyhq.com/

    And that first outfit is True Grit meets Annie Hall.

  17. Art Eclectic
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    I totally rocked that dress in #5 back in 1995. Sans the hat. I didn’t think of adding tassels, though.

  18. Christine
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    Yesterday I suggested a co-worker dress up as a “sexy cowgirl” for Halloween and name herself “Westward Ho” for the night. I’d also like suggest “Westward Ho” as the working title for “Sexy Western”

  19. Erin
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    You totally nailed the Biel/Beckinsale look.

    Also, I think Steven Tyler would get in on the action of a few of these

  20. spinja
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    I LOVE the huge hat!!

  21. Meaghan
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    Did we just skip spring/summer and go directly to pre-fall?

  22. H.C.
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    Spring/summer at a ghost town funeral, perhaps.

    And didn’t expect that nipplegate towards the end of that show.

  23. Guerra
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    I love this collection!!!

  24. Jules
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    Aren’t there any other fans of Vampire Hunter D?
    Somebody please tell me they’re finally making the live action movie!
    They’ve obviously got the wardrobe down.

  25. G
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    The clothes are very dull compared to the Chanel and Dior collections but there’s one thing I really like about this YSL show. The models look lovely and human, even under those silly hats. Chanel and Dior seem to have put maximum effort into making their models look really ugly.

  26. ccm800
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    Someone raided Steven Tylers closet.

  27. Bambi Anne Dear
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    I just wish there was a bit more black………………

    But seriously, it was a bit dull but there were some great looks. I think the hats (instead of OTT hair/makeup ) were the detractors. Take them of and I say everything looks better.

  28. Alice
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    I could take or leave the clothes, but I covet the shoes.

  29. Avianti Jewelry
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    Love the collection really great looks!

  30. Tricia
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    Wow it is going to be one SWEATY spring/summer in all that black and suede and leather and humongo hats and layers. Now the sheer blouses make total sense!

  31. Agustina Bazterrica
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    The Urban Sombrero.