Yves Saint Laurent Pre-Spring 2012
It sounds so weird now that it is only 'Saint Laurent'. But I disagree with the statement "Ain't Laurent without Yves" (it sounds cool, and hip, and etc etc for fashion bloggers tho, I understand). Yeah sure maybe Hedi Slimane is making a complete change with the brand, but that doesn't mean he is a bad designer (he brought the term 'skinny white boys' to international famous with Dior Homme and a heavy influence with Vogue Hommes Nippon (✿ ♥‿♥). Plus, I think menswear is harder to design - basically almost everything looks good on skinny girls - and he did an amazing job, I believe he could go on with his womenswear smoothly). In case somebody still bitter, take a look through the YSL archive and take a look back to all the recent collections by Hedi, you will see the resemblances as in fashion repeats itself. It's not quite THAT good, but it is good imo.
And you can see the immediately change in Raf's and Galliano's Dior, or in Marc's and Nicholas' Louis Vuitton, I think you can't say what Hedi did is 'cheap regular street style' (I saw some comments back there and got really confused). It's like you compare Holly Golightly (I know she's a Givenchy girl but in this case I'm refering to the 'glamour girl' term) to the cool chic like Freja Beha.
Also I think the ad campaign of Saint Laurent with Freja Beha definitely made a remarkable defination for Hedi's aesthetic perspective, needless to say it's different than the Yves Saint Laurent of yesterday, like a 2.0 version of the YSL girl.