Saint Laurent Haute Couture by Hedi Slimane: an ironic farewell?
For Fall 2016, Hedi Slimane went back to the Eighties in the dazzling, just-renovated 18th-century mansion on the Rue de l’Université he selected as the brand’s new couture house, in homage to the 50th anniversary of Rive Gauche. A collection which pushed to the limit the ’80s shoulder, belted waists, sheer black tights and stiletto pumps. Mostly, Slimane explored a single period-piece item — the cocktail shaker — in all its tiniest, shortest, tightest, shiniest, tackiest and presumably: satirical glory.
Sorry Hedi, but as Stefanie Tanner would say: how rude.