Bits & Bytes: YSL Dreams

We took a peek at the new YSL Eyewear video and we’re obsessed with the dramatic visuals created by Karim Sadli. With the exceptional Clement Chabernaud and pristine new face Othilia Simon wearing nothing but YSL’s new line of glasses and shades, it’s a stunning way to highlight the collection. (still courtesy of Artlist)

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Speaking of Tao, models in NYC, clean out your closet now! Support Tao and her friends in their benefit to Save Japan. Trust us when we say the growing list of supermodels helping out is eye-popping!

Around tomorrow, May 19th in NYC? Join Coco Rocha and Behati Prinsloo for their benefit at Industria to help Malawi kids

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  1. Clement should replace Baptiste as #1 on the top 50 men’s list!!! He does more high profile work then most female models!

  2. ^ they are like 3 models who do most then Baptiste does.i dont know why he still in number 1! ugh

  3. Karim Sadli is very Steven Meisel in the sense that everything he does looks cool. The real cool and not the fake sh. He just has it. Eyewear is usually the most catalogy of even high end campaigns but this isn’t.

  4. Clement really works it in that video! And Karim Sadli is an amazing photographer that needs to get more work! And yeah I agree either Clement or Simon should be #1, Sean and Baptiste need to move down. And Clement, honey, call me!

  5. Never would have thought that an eyewear ad video would give me goosebumps…!! LOVE the video : intense,pure,the models,the light,music….Congrats to Karim Sadli and YSL.

  6. LOVE that video! The obsessive feel, the attitudes, the light, the models,the music…everything!! Karim Sadli + YSL are an amazing match.

  7. Well we all know that Clement is the REAL #1 and that Baptiste being #1 is a total joke.

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