Morning-round-up: The political and financial sectors dictate dress codes, but Yves Saint Laurent has a present for us!

30 January 2009


Expect a special Valentine's gift from YSL's Stefano Pilati this year - that is the date that 500,000 copies of his latest ‘Manifesto' will be distributed across London, New York, Paris, Milan, Tokyo and Hong Kong. And if that wasn't enough, 2,000 in each city will come tucked up in a limited-edition YSL cotton bag, complete with a heart-shaped USB key that contains all the images of the S/S '09 ad campaign starring Claudia Schiffer. wwd

Sarah Palin's $180,000 wardrobe came under scrutiny in the Presidential campaign trail, but it seems that not all her reviews were bad. A pair of Naughty Monkey shoes that she wore during that time have been auctioned off for $2,025 - incredible when you hear that they were bought for just $100! Whether it was just the shoes, or the signed picture that came with it that swung it, we will probably never know! nymag

Meanwhile, Obama has broken the sartorial rules as set by Bush. Where once a jacket and tie had to be worn in the Oval Office at all times (staff and President included), President O is working jacketless (God forbid) and at the weekend he has ordered a "business casual" decree and turned up to work in slacks and a grey jumper. It'll be slogan T-shirts and Bermuda shorts next... times

Dress Code is on the agenda at The Bank of England too (now they REALLY have bigger issues to sort out) - they sent a memo to their female employees with the following instructions: ‘Look professional, not fashionable; be careful with perfume; always wear a heel of some sort - maximum two inches; always wear some sort of make-up - even if it's just lipstick.' wwd


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