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When are people going to learn that you don’t cross Hedi Slimane without consequence.
From Sky Ferreira to Liza Thorn, Hedi Slimane’s muses are just as glam-grunge as you’d imagine. The designer went behind-the-lens and photographed his girls in this angsty black and white spread.
Poor old Hedi Slimane had a lot of trouble convincing critics he still rolls with the ways of hip young folk nowadays when he paraded his troupes of Chateau Marmont gypsys and their malnourished male counterparts down the runways in January. He wasn’t cut any more slack when he released Saint Laurent’s women’s campaign, fronted by a strung-out looking Cara Delevingne and a dress that cost $68,000.
Seems Heidi Slimane wants the best of both worlds. He privately showed his Resort 2014 collection earlier this month, à la Tom Ford, and now he’s internet-publishing it to the masses, à la Burberry. He’s getting pretty good at this internet thing considering he’s still pretty deep in the ‘90s as far as aesthetics go.
You can never be too rich or too thin…for Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent, at least. In the year since he took the reins at the house, the designer has been lambasted for everything from using bony male models to starting schoolyard beef with journalists, and now, he’s opening himself up to cut-eye from both critics and consumers alike with a seriously prohibitive pricing strategy. To wit: the grungy ’90s-inspired babydoll dress that Cara Delevingne sports in the fall ads will set you back $68,000.
How appropriate. The campaign for Saint Laurent‘s love-it-or-hate-it glam grunge fall collection has just hit the interwebs, and Hedi Slimane tapped love-her-or-hate-her model of the moment Cara Delevingne alongside Z. Cole Smith, a musician with a Kurt Cobain mop and a talent for looking brooding.
We may all want to while away the hours prancing from one sample sale to the next, or loading our virtual shopping carts with an entire season’s worth of new duds. Of course, real life (and even realer bank accounts) get in the way. The Goods, our new curated daily feature, delivers one stand-out steal hand-selected for your quick and easy shopping pleasure. Today’s find: a Viva Vena! by Vena Cava dress for paying tribute to Kurt, Courtney, and — of course! — Hedi.
Yves Saint Laurent is back in the spotlight, but this time, not because of controversial grunge-on-the-runway shows from Hedi Slimane. Two biopics about the late designer’s life and inspiration are slated for release this year, and only one of them has a seal of approval from Saint Laurent’s partner, Pierre Bergè.
Ok, so she was probably thinking about the extremely important women’s issues being addressed at the event, but still: who wants to tell Angelina Jolie that the red carpet is no place to go swimming? Because that’s exactly what she did last night at the Women In The World Summit, in a drab, droopy dress from Hedi Slimane‘s debut collection for Saint Laurent.
Say what you will about Hedi Slimane‘s collection for Saint Laurent fall 2013, the only opinion that matters is Pierre Bergé‘s, the lifelong partner of the late designer Yves Saint Laurent. And Bergé’s thoughts, as expected, are nothing short of supportive and praise-worthy.
Something tells us the Saint Laurent PR team is busy hiding Hedi Slimane‘s smartphone, laptop, and iPad right now, because Cathy Horyn has weighed in on the house’s divisive fall 2013 collection, and, as we might have predicted, she definitely did not mince words.
We’ll place our bets now: Hedi Slimane‘s fall collection for Saint Laurent will be by far the most polarizing of Paris Fashion Week. Are you on board with the grungy new look, or do you side with the critics who saw the show as an abomination?
It’s a good thing we have zero qualms about venturing into the menswear department, because a capsule collection by Grimes isn’t really something we want to pass up — even if it is meant to be worn by dudes. The Montreal musician has collaborated with Saint Laurent Paris on a line of t-shirts inspired by YSL‘s iconic “Love” posters featuring her swirly, trippy drawings that look like precisely what we’d like to be wearing to her next show.
Hedi Slimane and co. have just released “part one” of the campaign images for Saint Laurent‘s Spring 2013 collection, starring Aussie model Julia Nobis.
Last week, Women’s Wear Daily published several oddly-timed stories about Paris Fashion Week. One piece by Miles Socha compared Hedi Slimane‘s Saint Laurent debut to Raf Simons‘ Christian Dior ready-to-wear. The general verdict is that everyone loved Simons’ collection, while Slimane’s collection was well-reviewed by retailers, but not so much by critics like Cathy Horyn. Naturally, the crew at Saint Laurent Paris didn’t like the article, so CEO Paul Deneve sent in a letter to the editors at WWD.
You all know Andrej Pejic, the man who’s carved out a very successful career modeling women’s clothing. So why not have a woman model as a man? Hedi Slimane poses that very question with his men’s spring 2013 campaign, starring female model Saskia de Brauw.
Fashion Month is finally over, but the biggest story to come out of it was the war of the words between New York Times critic Cathy Horyn and Saint Laurent designer Hedi Slimane. As such, while the focus at last night’s launch party for Timo Weiland and Tracy Reese‘s collaborations with Anthropologie was very much about their designs, the conversations inevitably veered towards the feud.
PPR chairman and CEO François-Henri Pinault has added his voice to the chorus of opinions surrounding Hedi Slimane‘s debut collection for Saint Laurent. As it turns out, he liked the show, but definitely did not like being pulled into the drama.