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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.
In case there was any doubt that the ’90s are back in fashion, look no further than Hedi Slimane‘s latest Saint Laurent menswear ad featuring the one and only Marilyn Manson.
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.
Usually when you drop a couple grand on an outfit, you don’t want to look like you dug it up out of the bottom of a mildew-y thrift shop bargain bin, right? Wrong. Well, at least according to the Olsen twins, Hedi Slimane, and of course, Courtney Love.
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.
Even if their premiere looks sometimes left us feeling somewhat cold or confused, we were almost starting to miss the days when we’d see the Les Misérables girls everywhere during their whirlwind publicity tour. But look who’s back!
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.
Despite all that hullaballoo over Hedi Slimane‘s debut for Yves Saint Laurent, there’s no doubt that the clothes photograph well. The latest to give the collection its stamp of approval is Vogue, whose January cover features Gwen Stefani in a full Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane ensemble.
December magazine covers can usually be counted on to be festive, but Interview Russia‘s is the complete opposite. Instead Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell pose topless in a striking black and white cover pic.
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.
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.
It seems like Hedi Slimane is just feuding with fashion editors left and right. First, The New York Times‘ Cathy Horyn revealed the bad blood between them in her review of his debut collection for the newly-named Saint Laurent Paris. He responded with an outrageous open letter via Twitter, and now, another top editor is giving the designer a piece of her mind.
Can we get an “amen”?
In response to the less-than-flattering review that Cathy Horyn gave his first collection for Saint Laurent after she did not receive an invitation to the show, Hedi Slimane has dispatched a rambling, somewhat-accusatory (but mostly just confusing) open letter via his ALLCAPSALLTHETIME Twitter page.