Couture Monday: YSL Rock n Baroque
November 01, 2010
I'm still trying to figure out the design on this palette. From the website: "YSL's New Limited Edition Palette for Complexion is inspired by YSL Fashion. This season's star is embellished with a detail of passementerie engraved on the emblematic YSL compact in contrasting matte and shiny gold. This powder in interlacing barely-there shades will give you sinful radiance." Hmm, to my eye it looks like a big squiggly blob. I must admit I didn't know exactly what passementerie was, but a quick Google search revealed that it is type of trimming, most often in gold or silver cord or silk and used in a range of fashion items (prominent, oddly enough, in military uniforms.) While it does look like the examples I found, I still say overall it's not a very interesting design - the company could have done a lot more with a fashion detail that has such a rich history. I don't think YSL is especially known for passementerie details either, so this seems pretty uninspired. I will save Museum funds for something better!
(image from yslbeautyus.com)