Collection: LOOK 1 - a date with the (french) classics

YSL RIVE GAUCHE

In 1966, Yves Saint Laurent was the first Couture House to open a ready-to-wear boutique and by doing so sent shockwaves through the upper class. Under his own name the label YSL Rive Gauche was implemented by the infamous couture house to not only produce handmade and high-priced frocks but reach a broader audience - with wild success. The prototypes were carefully created and designed alongside the couture line. Here is a prime example: a YSL Rive Gauche blazer. The garment is slightly cropped, made of red corduroy with black trims - a colorful fall staple, that should not be missed in any wardrobe. The slight shoulder pads are adding the currently on-trend shape of strong shoulders, a modernizing feature on this classic French design. When comparing this particular jacket, similarities to 1984 couture jackets by YSL can be seen. Starting from the round, big buttons continued by the shoulder pads, becoming most visible in the collar or here the lack thereof.   

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LOUIS VUITTON

Remaining in the realm of French heritage luxury: a Louis Vuitton Papillon. The first-ever version of the round bag was released in 1966. But a true classic never vanishes - just recently the made-over version has been spotted on the runway. Under the watchful eye of Johnny Coca, the current creative director for accessories and in charge of women’s leather goods, the top handle purse got a trendy facelift. The re-edition was introduced in Vuitton’s pre-fall 2021 look 10 in a bright-yellow epi leather. A classical round shape keeps the bag interesting, while its minimalistic form remains young and unexpected. All this in the classic LV canvas shows that the company, even though celebrating the 200th birthday of the brand's founder, is still relevant.

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LEVIS

Not French, but a long-lived staple: Levi’s jeans. Never outdated, the original, of such a high quality that the brand itself recommends you to give it a second life. In 1853 the Jeans made fashion history by being introduced as a garment for the working class, due to it’s high durability and quality. This style, the 501, was first introduced in 1873, featuring a classic straight leg, here in a typical jean-blue color. 

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GUCCI

A Gucci blouse from one of the menswear collections designed by Alessandro Michele is as masculine as it is feminine. The designer is known for his classic designs with an unexpected twist. The bow is not permanently attached to the garment and therefore can easily be taken off, leaving the wearer with a beautiful mandarin collar. Flamboyant yet easy to style this pussy bow shirt ties the ensemble together. Estimated: fall 2015 when every media outlet talked about the menswear collection showing this typically female connotated design feature. 

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LANVIN

A dash of vintage Lanvin is providing the look with some grande dame aesthetic and underlines the Parisian flair that comes with the third oldest French fashion still being in business. As Clip-on earrings they can be easily taken on and off and the cloverleaf shape can only be a sign of good luck for any future wearers. 

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ROGER VIVIER

The entire outfit is resting solidly on the “Choc” heel. The concave shape is intended to reduce the visual sharpness of the high-heel, by being bent inwards - very fitting for the late 50s. Roger Vivier, the designer of this namesake brand is credited with the creation of the Stiletto heel in 1954 and worked together with another fashion revolutionary of this decade: Christian Dior. This pair of the “Belle Vivier Trompette” made of black patent leather is a classic of the Maison. The Buckle was first introduced in 1965 as a completion for YSL’s presentation of the famous Mondrian dress, has been seen in the infamous “Belle de Jour” and today shoes with decorated toecaps are still prominent and popular.  

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Being classically dressed, in a currently so sought after “old money” way is easy in luxury second-hand fashion. Basics, that never go out of style, in high quality, are the perfect preloved purchase. The craftsmanship already stood the test of time and is proven to be able to last you for many more years. 

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