File this one under things we saw coming: Courtney Love is the face of Hedi Slimane’s latest campaign for Saint Laurent.
And so is Kim Gordon, Marilyn Manson, and Ariel Pink. Hedi Slimane sure does love a rock star.
He told the Wall Street Journal of Hedi Slimane’s latest collection (which has garnered comparisons to thrift stores and cheap high street shops), “I adored it; it’s exactly what needed to be done.”
Lynn Yaeger, who’s always been a pretty straight shooter, set out on a “thrifting spree” inspired by Hedi Slimane’s “California grunge”-inspired fall 2013 Saint Laurent collection–which she chronicled for Vogue.com.
What resulted is an article that, without explicitly stating anything negative about the collection, definitely calls it into question more than we would ever expect from an outlet like Vogue.
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The singer took time out of her busy schedule of being Courtney Love to tweet at Hedi Slimane: “having gasms at the idea of rich ladies buying what we used to wear, finally someone got the actual look exact, no beanies.”
Just who exactly is she referring to who got the grunge look wrong? Oh, just you know, Marc Jacobs.
After all the backlash leading up to and following Hedi Slimane’s debut show for Saint Laurent–the rebranding of the name and ensuing confusion, the exclusion of various top editors from the show, the Twitter tirade directed at Cathy Horyn–what to expect from his second collection?
Grunge apparently. And barely a trace of the old Yves Saint Laurent.
The artist/musician Claire Boucher, known by her stage name Grimes, enchanted the fashion industry during the spring season with her ethereal “witch house” style of music (seriously, was there a show that didn’t feature her haunting songs?).
Now she’s receiving the ultimate stamp of fashion approval: Her own high-end collaboration.