In Yves Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2009 Menswear Collection, Stefano Pilati considers masculinity in social and psychoanalytic therms through film and its cinematic language. Pilati poses an essential question about identity as it relates to social constructs of gender.
Who are we beyond our physiology, beyond the truths we are taught by genetics and biology?
What reality exists between masculine and feminine ideals? more than a visual treatise on the androgyne, the collection and its presentation suggest that fluid understandings of self and the performance of gender are part of the contemporary human experience.