Well, at least according to 2004’s “hobo chic” trendsetters like Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and Saint Laurent‘s Hedi Slimane. On Monday, the designer presented the grungiest collection the house has ever seen, and pieces from it are sure to retail in the thousands (if not more for the furs and leathers) when they hits stores this fall.
Many critics (ourselves included) were unimpressed with the offerings, not least because the East Village urchin look is a trend that seems to have been hashed out endlessly in the contemporary market over the past few years. But Slimane did get one major vote of support from the woman who arguably inspired it all: Courtney Love. The ’90s grunge goddess raved about the collection to The Fashion Law, comparing it to Marc Jacobs‘ iconic “grunge” collection for Perry Ellis and, of course, giving it the highest compliment of all:
“I love it. It reminds me of Value Village. Real grunge. I love that rich ladies are going to pay a fortune to look like we used to look when we had nothing…Hedi is a genius. No offense to MJ but he never got it right. This is what it really was. Hedi knows his shit. He got it accurate, and MJ and Anna did not.”
She also tweeted her praise directly at the designer:
@hedislimanetwit having gasms at the idea of rich ladies buying what we used to wear, finally someone got the actual look exact, no beanies
Now the question is, will the “rich ladies” really be buying Love’s look?
Take a look though the collection again below:
this is some kind of spaceship or something.