What’s this we hear? Last night in Paris at Carine Roitfeld’s party to celebrate CR issue deux, Kate Moss came wearing a look from Saint Laurent’s latest collection. Ooohlaaa. Kate and Hedi Slimane have had a long friendship and working relationship, so this isn’t such a huge shocker, but it’s a friendly reminder that she can make ANYTHING work. We’re also digging Riccardo Tisci’s broody face in this shot. Yum.
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.
Christopher Kane has officially joined the ranks of PPR elites: Stella McCartney, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, and Gucci. The luxury conglomerate acquired a 51 percent stake in the British brand, following rumors of an investment that initially surfaced in November 2012.