photo 1‘We always felt a genuine magnetism toward designers who go to pains to not make clothes only because there is a need. Designers whose aesthetics stimulate images, attitudes, acts, and for whom finding a dividing line is of the same difficulty as learning a new language, their language. ‘It’s in perfecting essential items of clothing – a wonderful position to be in – that I have created my style, that I have become who I am and that, through which, I go beyond fashion’. Signed, Yves Saint Laurent’.

ENCENS n°23 – 2009