Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Yves Saint Laurent: Summer Elegance in Marrakech

Marrakech is one of the most impressive cities in Morocco. A city that has captivated the likes of John Paul & Talitha Getty, Matisse, Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin, Winston Churchill, Jane Fonda, The Rolling Stones, France Gall, Julien Clerc, and Yves Saint Laurent.

Perhaps Saint Laurent was Marrakech's most loyal visitor because ever since his first visit to the "Red City" in 1966 he came back constantly. Yet this wasn't enough for him, and therefore he bought a house and the famed Majorelle Garden afterwards.

Marrakech and Morocco were an inspiration source for Yves Saint Laurent. A proof of this can be found on the tunics, turbans, Fez hats, and colors he incorporated on his collections during the 70s and 80s.

Below a photo of Yves Saint Laurent at some impressive settings that was probably taken during his first visit to Marrakech. His good taste and elegance are evident with his combination of white pants, a black shirt with epaulets, an original belt, mocassins, and rectangular sunglasses.

Photo: Flickr / L' Amour Fou

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