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Yves Saint Lauren video preview

Appropriately enough as we're in the midst of a menswear shoot here at SHOWstudio HQ, Stefano Pilati's Spring/Summer 2011 Yves Saint Laurent men's collection is due to premier in Paris in just over an hour. As way of a preview, here is a sneak peek at 'No Way Back', the latest art film created for the house by filmmaker and photographer Ari Marcopoulos to be unveiled to the masses fashion fraternity alongside the latest collection. At first glance, it couldn't be further away from what you expect chez YSL: at the most basic level of geography, the film was recorded in Los Angeles while the show itself is in the plush eight arrondissement - and the Californian tattooists it profiles are equally a million miles from the rarefied world of French fashion. At the same time it offers intriguing and abstract clues as to the collection Pilati is about to show, whilst being an intriguing and accomplished work in itself. See if you can guess what it will be about - before our live Collections image upload ruins the surprise, that is.

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