Hedi Slimaneâ€™s exclusive mod du jour, Grace Hartzel, stars in the pre-fall Saint Laurent ad campaign and the labelâ€™s lookbook. Letâ€™s just say sheâ€™s not wearing much. However, she definitely fits the bill for Slimane, with her shaggy coif and a rock â€˜n roll sensibility. Click here to see the rest of the (mostly-clothed) lookbook shots.
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Saint Laurent: Devoid of the grunge factor this time around, Hedi Slimane stuck a bit more closely to concepts he knows best. His mods, eyes rimmed in kohl, stole some pointers from the boys this time around. And considering quite a bit of Slimaneâ€™s Fall Menâ€™s collection was largely lusted over by the female set, this was a smart move. A grey suit with a pin-thin leather tie was the first look, which set off many trouser and jacket combinations, whether that was a full-on tuxedo get-up or a leather biker jacket and skinny black jeans. Not a trou fan? No worries. Dresses ran the gamut from golden Lurex to a beaded red zebra print.
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The buzz is at full blast regarding Hedi Slimane’s creative choix at Saint Laurent. In his latest move, the designer enlisted Courtney Love to front the brand’s music meets fashion campaign, which will also feature fellow rockers like Marilyn Manson, Kim Gordon, and Ariel Pink. It’s only natural that he would enlist Love as she was the assumed inspiration behind his grunge heavy Fall 2013 collection. She even applauded him post-show by tweeting: “Having gasms at the idea of rich ladies buying what we used to wear, finally someone got the look exact, no beanies.”
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.