Paris 1961 – a scandal ripples through the fashion world. The young designer Yves Saint Laurent, successor to Dior, sends his models out onto the catwalk wearing biker jackets, body-hugging roll-neck tops and ultra-brief miniskirts – shock, horror … at the super-stylish fashion shows of tradition-steeped haute couture. His courageous creations, inspired by the youth culture of the time, cost Yves Saint Laurent his job at Dior. Their loss, our gain – his design revolution is the inspiration for one of the coolest fashion comebacks in autumn: the beat look. This style is dominated by narrow black trousers fitted at the ankle, black denims, oversized jerseys and, of course, cropped bomber jackets.