We couldn’t help singing the Eagles song, “Witchy Woman” through the entire Saint Laurent show, as new Creative Director Hedi Slimane (from Dior Homme) sent his gorgeous dark angels floating down the runway.
Though the build up of the show from bloggers and journalists might have left some leaving a little confused and perhaps unsatisfied, the largest response was from retail executives, designers and editors, who had nothing but praise to give.
“It was a real homage to Saint Laurent,” said Glamour Fashion Director Anne Christensen. Also, Diane von Furstenberg, the dress diva herself, proclaimed: “Pure Saint Laurent.”
With layers of soft chiffon dresses sweeping the floors, cigarette silhouette suits, and big bohemian hats, it felt completely appropriate that the show debuted in October with Halloween right around the corner.
The excitement of midnight shades mixed with shiny accents spoke volumes to those who familiarize themselves with the casual Los Angeles vibe, enquiring that perhaps Slimane was overtook by his controversial move to L.A. Even Hollywood celebrity stylist-turned-designer, Rachel Zoe, was called out as a probable inspiration in WWD although Slimane’s real vision behind this spring collection was Dutch style icon Talitha Getty.
Regardless, there is no denying the beauty and the wearability of this incredible assortment of garments. Don’t forget, a little controversy can bring a lot of rewards. Bravo, Mr. Slimane, bravo!
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