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Saint Laurent Haute Couture by Hedi Slimane: an ironic farewell?

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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.


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