Paris Fall 2013: Saint Laurent
(PARIS) Saint Laurent
Quelle surprise! The motto vibrating from Hedi Slimane‘s runway at the Grand Palais today was “go grunge or go home” as the designer tapped into the gritty, alterna-rock movement popularized by Cobain and co. in the early ’90s. All the prominent Seattle-based wardrobe themes were reprised: the ubiquitous plaid flannel, slashed leather leggings, loose floral frocks offset with buckled boots, and thrift store-esque jackets outfitted with animal spots or crafted from leather or shearling. But the rock ‘n’ roll road trip left the essence of Saint Laurent dangling in the rearview mirror for a barrage of hotpants and dom-inspired leather minis that aren’t exactly sales fodder for longtime YSL devotees.