Tuesday October 2nd:
UPDATE: Hedi Slimane disappoints critics at YSL debut"
Another epic day in fashion at Paris Fashion Week. Last week the fashion world held their breath as they waited on pins and needles for Raf Simmons to present his debut line for Dior SS13. Today, Hedi Slimane for YSL (Saint Laurent Paris) presented his line. Before I get to that let's talk about another big name fashion house who presented her collection for SS13.
The venue was held at the Opéra Garnier, quite possibly one of the most opulent venues yet. Check out the pictures from inside:
The cool invite: A hologram type card with sunglasses made out of a bendy straw:
As expected it was a big celebrity affair with Salma Hayek and her hubby in attendance as well as Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld. Kate Moss sat along side proud Papa Sir Macca and his wife, Nancy Shevell.
Pieces included dresses with an an elliptical curve in bright summery colors.
(Stella on the runway taking her bow) Her inspiration: "Clothing wise, I wanted texture reflected on light, feminine fabrics mixed with a masculine look."
The venue was held at the Grand Palais Porte. I thought it was interesting the banners hanging outside said "YSL" which brought a smile to my face. I can't speak for everyone but to me "YSL" sounds far more elegant and just rolls off the tongue than "SLP."
Guests included France's first lady Valérie Trierweile. Designers Azzedine Alaïa & Riccardo Tisci were also present. According to show notes it read "A Pierre." Hedi Slimmane dedicated the show to his partner Pierre Berge.
The show began by the ceiling opening:
Heavy duty sound system at the show-- music courtesy of Daft Punk and Junior Kimbroug:
Although the main color was black, the collection was incredible! It was "Stevie Nicks meets Bianca Jagger!" His pieces featured strong shoulder blazers, suede fringe jackets, capes, floor length boho dresses.
I loved the use of wide brim fedora hats-- similar to what Bianca Jagger wore on her wedding day in 1971.
Criss~Cross laces paid homage to the late, great Yves
The smoking jacket received a modern update:
Love the long leather gloves. Seriously, how brilliant is this look?!
My favorite piece:
Well done, Hedi. A collection worthy of an applaud. "Yves St. Laurent would be proud"
Tomorrow: Day 8 Paris Fashion Week.