Yves Saint Laurent has always been big on the
“muse” factor determining fashion direction and
inspiration. In the ‘60s YSL worshiped at the
attitude-alter of Bianca Jagger and as the ‘70s
progressed, the power of Lou Lou De La Falese
made an impact on his every runway move.
That tradition of motivation continues with Stefano
Pilati now designing a new line of eyewear inspired
by the iconic Muse handbag created for Yves Saint
Laurent, an eternal source of inspiration now interpreted
in detail in near-collectable eyewear styles.
Since its debut just a few fashionista seasons ago,
the muse bag has become a must-have accent/accessory,
based in part on its near silent attention to
detail and sophistication. Instantly recognizable by
the beauty of its lines and quality of its details, the
Muse handbag is adorned with a padlock seemingly
guarding the secret of its elegance.
Pilati has re-imagined the Muse in eyewear via its
emblematic lock, now transformed into a hinge and
embossed with the famous YSL logo designed by
Cassandre. The padlock hinges in an attentiongetting
glam of gold metal quite literally
frames the frame AND the wearer’s face
and eyes. The barrel-hinge is at once
simple yet unique, a perfect “why-didn’t-
eye-think-of-that” design setting
itself up as a classic signature.
— James J. Spina