Malgosia Bela in ‘Saint Laurent’ by David Bellemere for Muse Magazine #33
Posted Mar 22, 2013
In a grand nostalgic nod, angels & icons merge as Malgosia Bela channels the spirit of 70’s YSL, in ‘Saint Laurent’ for the cover of Muse Magazine #33. David Bellemere celebrates the debut of Hedi Slimane’s (much anticipated) take over of Yves Saint Laurent, this captivating editorial, pays homage to the roots of this historic fashion house. Instantly recognizable, this silhouette is as relevant today as ever. In the pantheon of 70’s styles, nothing has come to represent this era like the long, lean look of the Saint Laurent woman. And while this version has a distinctly rocker edge, the wide-brimmed hats & big chiffon bow-ties, keeps the original concept style front & center. An amalgamation of the past and future, this blending of Yves’ original bohemian ideology with Slimane’s glam-rock synthesis, makes for a spectacular union of design aesthetics. A cutting-edge collaboration, the rebirth of Saint Laurent Paris feels like a fresh new kind of fashion relationship. Bringing together two of the industries most valuable players, it’s as if they’ve reached across the decades to create this collusion of retro-modern fusion. Reminding us that, (history is more than a reference point, it’s a valuable navigational tool), who’s to know where this bold brand will go. With Hedi at the Helm, this magical merging of artistry only requires that we must first look back to see forward.