Resurrection Vintage held an event celebrating a brand new chunk of lovely Yves Saint Laurent that came into its New York outpost (click on the images for a Gallery view). They were all fantastic but, as a whole, the gypsy pieces from the 70’s stood out. The arrival of the collection is well timed as it fits nicely within the trends of the season we are currently in (though may be too late if you go by the buying calendars of most other stores). Even though the lovely ruffled long printed skirts and dresses are completely timeless, it happens to fall within the trends of the upcoming S/S season too. Though there wasn’t as obvious a gypsy collection like Joseph Altuzarra’s A/W 2012 collection, the ruffles and long skirts were, for sure, a step into gypsy territory. There were other great pieces too like this couture blue satin jacket with the sequined fish. To me, it struck me as a humorous nod to Schiaparelli.
On a side note, I have to apologize for the quality of my photography. The only camera I usually have with me in my Blackberry, which takes horrid photos. I am going to get an iPhone for this and other purposes but until I do, this is how it is. I included the bad pictures with the good ones I poached from Resurrection’s website because I may as well use them since I have them already. Plus, the full experience of Resurrection is not complete without the blazing red walls in view.
After leafing through all the Yves Saint Laurent, I couldn’t resist making my way over to the non YSL stock and was just as giddy with what I saw there (though giddiness is my frequent state of mind while in Resurrection). There was a stunning Dior tapestry dress that I mistook for the Yves Saint Laurent as it was gypsy influenced with the print of the skirt and the fringe. Most spectacular, was the impeccable mod 60’s pieces from Correges and Pierre Cardin. Talk about timeless! As far as silhouette and fabrication, they are the antithesis of the soft frilly Yves Saint Laurent, though they are just as wearable today. A jewel will always be a jewel. It’s beauty and value do not diminish. These clothing are true jewels.