While I would love to say I had the opportunity to exchange emails with Yves Saint Laurent's team, I can't do that. Integrity and what not, plus it would jeapordize any chance I have of getting my hands on a complimentary supply of their delicious baby doll lipsticks. Instead I am going to share what I personally believe is one of the defining moments of African inspired fashion: Yves Saint Laurent African Collection.
In 1967, Algerian native Yves Saint Laurent caused waves in the fashion world by creating a collection inspired by traditional cultural African dress. YSL's interpretation was made up of beads, feathers and patterns. When the African Collection was showcased on the runways of Paris, fashion lovers could not get enough of it. I don't blame them look at how chic everything looks.