Chanel and YSL S/S 2008
For their Spring / Summer 2008 collection, Chanel used star-spangled prints contrasted by American flag-style red and white stripes. Yves Saint Laurent’s collection was another one to use stars prolifically, adorning shoes, belts and necklaces with big, bold cut-out stars. Stars give a feeling of childlike innocence and wonder; but can be made to look either cute or kitschy. In 2008 mix them with elements of sophistication to ensure they stay the former and don’t venture too far into the latter.