I swear it just seems like yesterday that Tom Ford waved his magic wand and resurrected not only Gucci, but Yves Saint Laurent from brand mismanagement hell. In reality, the years have flown by, Ford has gone on to other things, but the Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche fall 2001 ready-to-wear collection still reverberates in my mind.
What a delicious collection, with its gypsy fringe, off-the-shoulder blouses, and gothish purple and onyx. I was so crazy for the boots! Oh, how I miss Tom in the womenswear world.
All photos by JB Villareal/Shoot Digital for style.com…please excuse the blur. Apparently fashion photography has come a long way since 2001 as well.