Thursday, September 13, 2018


Is Sophie Delafontaine, the Coach 1941's creative director, was inspired by Yves Saint Laurent for this suede Safari dress? It reminds me of safari dress wore by Veruschka and by Betty Catroux in 1968. Yves Saint Laurent first introduced the safari jacket in his 1967 runway shows. He was inspired by both the uniforms worn by the Afrika Korps and, more broadly, the outfits worn by Occidental men in Africa. As early as 1969, the safari jacket was also available in a ready-to-wear version at the Saint Laurent rive gauche boutique.It was a big success, source of inspiration until today.
Coach 1984 S/S 2019 Collection   -   Yves Saint Laurent and Betty Catroux at the opening of his Rive Gauche store on Bond Street, London, Sept1969
Veruschka in Yves Saint Laurent safari, 1968 by Franco Rubartelli

Betty Catroux, Yves Saint Laurent and Loulou de la Falaise
Yves Saint Laurent  Safari Suit S/S1968

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