Sunday, October 18, 2015
At the Paris Fashion Show 2015
Fashion royalty Salma Hayek, the Academy Award-nominated wife of the luxury heir François-Henri Pinault (see yesterday's post), led the front row pack at Saint Laurent, the highlight of the Paris menswear shows on Sunday.
The Saint Laurent collection posed a serious question: Has controversial designer Hedi Slimane, who everyone loves to hate and hates to love, finally been vindicated? If the mantra "thin is in" applied to previous Saint Laurent shows, this new collection might be called "thinner is inner."
Extra-uber-skinny retro pants stood out in a collection that featured starved-looking women as well as men.
Slimane carried on his '70s musing in suits with peaked lapels, winklepicker shoes, glam-rock fur "fun" coats and punk rock leopard-print sweaters with skinny black jeans that might have been worn by Sex Pistols star John Lydon.
Nothing in this collection seemed particularly different from previous seasons. That is, apart from the occasional beret.