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Friday, September 5, 2008

Hint Tip: Yves Saint Laurent

Today: relative calm. Tomorrow: Saint Laurent mania, as more than half a million copies of the third installment of designer Stefano Pilati's so-called manifesto are handed out on the streets of New York, Paris, London, Milan, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Intended to give the haute house a more democratic sheen, the manifesto consists of a 20-page booklet containing all the images from its fall 2008 ad campaign, featuring the irrepressible Naomi Campbell as the ideal YSL woman, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. The first 5000 copies handed out in each city will also come in a collectible limited-edition cotton tote designed by Stefano himself. Even if you miss out on the giveaway, the manifesto and a short film will launch simultaneously on Ysl.com...

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