Guess who’s BACK???October 2nd, 2012 by Hotel Fashionland received Comments Off
In one of Paris Fashion Week’s most anticipated design debuts, former menswear wunderkind Hedi Slimane serves up Hollywood hipness, rail-thin models—and a big name change for the house formerly known as Yves Saint Laurent. The new look was sexy, rock and roll, contemporary, and utterly Saint Laurent.
Slimane revealed himself to be deeply influenced by his past as a menswear designer, with his expertly sharp tailoring and ability to give his clothes a confident swagger. For a woman who can fit into his silhouette—and this is the tricky part—his suits are the epitome of cool.
His debut also brought out a host of other designers, from Marc Jacobs and Diane von Furstenberg to Peter Dundas of Emilio Pucci and Lanvin’s Elbaz.
There were old Saint Laurent veterans too, including the designer’s former partner Pierre Bergé.
Still, for such an anticipated show, it was relatively small. With only four rows of seats flanking a narrow runway, there were perhaps 500 seated guests, whereas major brands typically have an audience twice that size.
France’s President companion Valerie Trierweiler (C), French industrialist and co-founder of Yves Saint-Laurent Couture House, Pierre Berge (2L) and US Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour.
Francois Henri Pinault, Salma Hayek, Kate Moss and Jaimie Hince
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