Let’s talk about “Le Smoking”, or rather “Le Smoking d’Yves Saint Laurent”. Oh…and Yves Saint Laurent. I have been wanting one for quite a while now: a pant suit/tuxedo (an outfit originally designed for man). That’s what I would do with my first real salary: take a day off, ride the fast train to Paris, go to Yves Saint Laurent and buy myself a tuxedo! This truly fascinating and talented man knew how to make a woman look most beautiful. My first “encounter” with YSL was through the books I read for a project work for my Swiss Maturité (high school). I was seduced by his way of thinking, his career, his evolution, well… almost everything. His creations left me the deepest impression when I visited the extensive YSL Restropective exhibition. As you moved from room to room in Le Petit Palais, you would dream of wearing each of his designs. I could have spent the whole day in the museum. Yes, Yves Saint Laurent is one of my biggest inspirations.