The legendary fashion editor Diana Vreeland once said, "Yves Saint Laurent has a fifty-fifty deal with the street. Half of the time he is inspired by the street and half of the time the street gets its style from Yves Saint Laurent."

Today, women are still inspired by the late designer, finding some of his style signatures like le smoking and his vibrant colour pairings intoxicating.

As far back as the 1960s, Saint Laurent recognized the gold mine of inspiration from what people wore on the streets. Now street style has exploded into a very influential source - and big business - for major international fashion brands and designers. So much so, a large group of street style photographers recently banded together to form an "unofficial union" with the hashtag #NoFreePhotos. This is to protest companies freely using or poorly compensating for their images.

Paris Fashion Week is currently underway and is a major stomping ground for street style photographers snapping the parade of editors, retailers and influencers attending the shows.

So we take a page from YSL and look for inspiration from what these people are wearing on the streets of Paris.

Scroll through our slide show below on what the fashion pros are wearing to the shows at Paris Fashion Week.

 

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