"The biggest mistake you can make when dressing is to pretend you're someone else."
Talk about tough acts to follow: first the legacy of Yves Saint Laurent, then Tom Ford. But Stefano Pilati is certainly up for the job of designing men's and women's clothing under the YSL logo. Having worked at Prada and Giorgio Armani, he beat out Alexander McQueen for the top slot at the 44-year-old French house. Pilati's first shows were less than stellar, but he got hot with Hollywood by resurrecting all the glamour and zeitgeist of YSL at his peak: lady-like, waist-conscious slim silhouettes, tuxedos and safari jackets for women; tailored linen trousers and jackets, waistcoats, foulards and navy turtlenecks with cool white shorts for men.