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October 2, 2012 at 4:05 am
The verdict is Gucci!
Seriously, all the fuss to change the name, and then you show replicas of Gucci looks from 2-3 seasons ago?
And that hat?
I mean, i love hats, but on this particular runway it looked like a gimnick.
Thumbs down for me!
October 2, 2012 at 8:45 am
A+. The accessories are amazing.
Greet The Sun
October 2, 2012 at 2:44 pm
Thank you! I knew it reminded me of something I’d seen before.
October 2, 2012 at 8:41 pm
So boring and uninspiring. To be honest, it just looks like the average bluff one might see. Hedi Slimane can do so much better than this.
October 3, 2012 at 3:21 pm
Thumbs up for me. The hats are amazing. the whole attitude of the show is really perfect. i love how tough but sexy the whole silhouette looks here. Love.
October 4, 2012 at 10:47 am
Exactly. I’ve seen this before, done in a more exciting way, and recently. Unimpressed.
October 2, 2012 at 4:06 am
Love the jacket in the first look. Colors are amazing and the hats to die for.
October 2, 2012 at 9:50 am
I love it – the hats especially
Although I still don’t understand why they had to change the name
October 2, 2012 at 4:08 am
I am actually loving these photos, as well as the collection.
I am not entirely happy that its not SLP instead of YSL.
I think it’s a very silly move to change the name. However, that’s their silly decision.
October 2, 2012 at 4:18 am
hedi slimane’s collection will appeal more to the rock and roll royalties. not a bad way to revamp a brand.
October 2, 2012 at 4:24 am
October 2, 2012 at 10:14 am
I love all looks of SLP but actually these are not inspired from YSL,
It is just Hedi’s own style and I have seen these similar looks from Dior Homme 2005-2006 AW. Don’t you think??
October 3, 2012 at 4:08 pm
??!! There are tons and tons of references to Saint Laurent!! Come on!!! You didn’t notice the saharienne, the capes, the hippy clothing and le smoking inspired suits??!! Also the shoes were a tribute to Saint Laurent style!!
By the way Hedi rocks!
October 2, 2012 at 4:38 am
iconic YVS pieces in slimane slim silhouette.
nice but not breathtaking.
October 2, 2012 at 4:45 am
Adore the hats, but the rest-not convincing. Vaguely piratical, but no real silhouette…
October 2, 2012 at 4:46 am
ça ne tombe pas comme du Saint Laurent.
October 2, 2012 at 8:27 am
Je ne saurait mieux dire.
October 2, 2012 at 12:12 pm
October 2, 2012 at 4:50 am
such a stunning show <3
October 2, 2012 at 4:53 am
Those fedoras with wide brim…brilliant!
Timeless elegance for any age.
October 2, 2012 at 4:59 am
Timeless elegance for any age, YSL.
But does anyone else need “a moment” about the shoulder pads…at many of the shows?
October 2, 2012 at 5:02 am
The veredict is… OLE the 70´s.
OLE Andalucía!!! VIVE L` ANDALOUSIE
October 2, 2012 at 5:06 am
il est ou, yves?
October 2, 2012 at 5:10 am
Nice photos! :)
October 2, 2012 at 5:12 am
pure elegance ! stunning. very saint laurent!
I love each individual pieces, but all put together it is slightly costume-like, not that I don’t like that. A very, very wintery feel for a spring-summer collection, again I don’t really mind but still!
Elisa – Wandering Minds fashion
October 2, 2012 at 5:15 am
Ultra Parisienne! Hedi has got it so right on his first time! Slightly reminisent of something from Gucci’s Tom Ford era. I love the play on day wear and evening peices. Stefano will be sorely missed but this is Supurb!
October 2, 2012 at 5:20 am
NO… don’t like it. No details, no reinvented feminity, no… i don’t know butterflies in the belly?
October 2, 2012 at 5:27 am
I find it simply fantabulous. Excellent cuts. It is a bit dark but ze tailoring is impeccable & makes ze woman highly desirable. I cannot wait to see the meswear.
THE STEL STYLE
October 2, 2012 at 5:36 am
October 2, 2012 at 5:38 am
The verdict is it’s a serious challenge for European fashion:) http://www.taniapoli.com
Ooh la la!! Very chic!
October 2, 2012 at 5:51 am
Love the first jacket!
October 2, 2012 at 5:53 am
Not exactly what I would want to wear for spring/summer but beautiful nonetheless.
October 2, 2012 at 5:58 am
Bonnie, Clyde and Marni
October 2, 2012 at 6:01 am
October 2, 2012 at 6:04 am
Not everything is Yves St Laurent but the first one certainly is…
It’s beautiful, but there are so much on each outfit, maybe a little too much!
October 2, 2012 at 6:05 am
Beautiful. Leather gloves for s/s seem a bit out of place, although maybe he spent a summer in England and realised that it’s actually necessary…
October 2, 2012 at 6:13 am
so parisienne!!! <3 Loved it so much
October 2, 2012 at 6:33 am
LOVE everything! this is my sense of style to a T
wonderful pictures and great inspiration
UK High Street Fashion & Style Blog
October 2, 2012 at 6:35 am
October 2, 2012 at 6:39 am
Those who said its Gucci clearly needs to study the archives of Monsieur Saint Laurent and see who copy who…..
October 2, 2012 at 9:03 am
October 2, 2012 at 6:49 am
I was expecting something modern, tough and sexy. This is so nostalgic that it is almost costume. I feel that I’ve seen it many times over. No doubt the cut it superb but I am underwhelmed and disappointed. It is faux sophistication. Along with Dior this is hardly the “tectonic shift of the Paris fashion establishment”. I do like Hedi and Raf though. We’ll see…
October 2, 2012 at 6:54 am
PERFECT COLLECTION.!!!LOVE IT
October 2, 2012 at 7:00 am
I don’t think this is a very original showing or bold direction. A bit heavy handed, over styled and costumey. Also a shame that they dropped the Yves from the name, (YSL!!!!) yes, we all grew up with it and know that it’s very cool/ insider and Parisian to simply say “San Loran”… but let’s not become so impatient with a noble name! … also saw his ‘slick’ new interior proposals for some key stores… ( I wish Hedi would take note/ elements from the original 70′s interiors: the dark, rich marble floors , Barcelona chaise longue etc.) and get away from his overtly affected Dior vibe for the shops.
although i’m a fan of Hedi Slimane, particularly his YSL mens collections from the last decade, his photography, furniture. ( his Dior days where too much channelling of Raf Simons) However, Stefano Pilati was a fabulous designer for this brand, what a shame. How fickle is this business.
October 2, 2012 at 7:01 am
Looks wearable and stylish; actually despite the hype and silly name change it looks like classic YSL.
October 2, 2012 at 7:05 am
I enjoy this collection, elegant, chic and a feeling of nostalgia. I can’t wait for the day they issue a public apology for the name change. It makes me sick to my stomach.
Great to see Hedi doing womenswear. He’s got the YSL vibe jus right whilst being Hedi and keeping it current. Being nostalgic but keeping modern. Its a fine balance and he has walked the tightrope to the other end! Bravo Hedi Slimane!
Jennifer (from Wear House)
October 2, 2012 at 7:06 am
Ugh. I can’t believe Pierre Berge wanted this! Especially if it reminds anyone of Tom Ford’s days at Gucci/YSL (love that karmic slap though). But Stefano’s 1st show got mixed reviews and then turned into a hit, and then he just kept getting better and better. Time will tell. On a positive note, I do like the safari jacket in 1st photo,a good vintage YSL riff, and I’d love the hat….THIS FALL, not for any summer I’ve ever lived through:)
October 2, 2012 at 7:20 am
Very true to YSL, this collection is the closest to my heart, slim silhouettes, chifflon blouses with big “lavallieres”, safari jackets and large felt hats. Beautifully feminine with a touch of masculinity.
October 2, 2012 at 7:23 am
Well done Hedi Slimane, well done!
October 2, 2012 at 7:33 am
wow! love hats!
October 2, 2012 at 7:55 am
I missed the Pilati’s touch. I didn’t really like the whole concept. I don’t see a Saint Laurent customer in those clothes.
October 2, 2012 at 8:11 am
Looks more like a fall collection…. so I’ll take inspiration from it this season! It gives me a Carmen Sandiego vibe, which I suppose I love, as a kid of the 90s. I’m blown away by the second and last photo–love the sheer, lace, leather accents–but the rest are a bit meh. I’m not as critical as everyone else seems to be!
October 2, 2012 at 8:34 am
Hedi derived from Tom Ford doing Gucci derived from YSL himself. Surely there is too much pastiche in fashion already. Let’s hope for better in the future. Pilate made clothes for women, not just skinny girls. I regret his loss to YSL
October 2, 2012 at 8:53 am
O.M.G. Loved the hats =) http://www.forasweeterlife.com
October 2, 2012 at 9:09 am
gorgeous, love the first look.
October 2, 2012 at 9:13 am
It’s Hedi Slimane and as such it’s nice/fun/cool enough but to call it Yves St Laurent does both men a gross dis-service. I agree with many of the comments above; be derivative if that’s what you have to do but don’t call it something it isn’t.
October 2, 2012 at 9:37 am
The long dresses are lovely. The hats, instead, are for hiding a woman that I don’t think wants to do it! And then, hadn’t we said Spring/Summer?
October 2, 2012 at 10:06 am
I agree who said that this collection is good for a/w.
The hat is amazing, but not for summertime.
Heidi what have you done ????
October 2, 2012 at 10:15 am
I guess I miss Pilati.
October 2, 2012 at 10:33 am
The Urban Sombrero!! Gotta get me one for the Fall!
October 2, 2012 at 11:12 am
Very luxe looking but too embellished for the YSL lineage? Still, why not a new direction?
October 2, 2012 at 11:13 am
Stevie Nicks 1970′s wearing Tom Ford Gucci channeling Yves. Makes my head spin from all the time travel, too bad the destination isn’t the future. Quel gachis.
October 3, 2012 at 10:52 pm
bravo! perfect critique
October 2, 2012 at 11:20 am
These seem to tred the line between alluring/mysterious/sexy ( 1,2,5 ) and gaudi ( 3 & 4 ) and much of that comes from the hat.
The cut on #1 is lovely though it feels like bottom pockets on the jacket should be smaller ( or not there ) as I’d prefer to see more of the lovely lines from the material.
#5 is really nice, the horizontal texture from the “belt” against the skirt.
I can’t help picture Salma Hayek / Penelope Cruz in these.
October 2, 2012 at 11:34 am
Love the mega hats!
October 2, 2012 at 11:39 am
Go ahead; you made my day (Zorro notwithstanding).
The Style Engineer
October 2, 2012 at 11:42 am
I love this look- though yes, it does somewhat resemble gucci for a few seasons ago. It is quite beautiful though!
October 2, 2012 at 11:59 am
I wasn’t taken by this collection. I tend to agree with Yves, a bit heavy handed.
October 2, 2012 at 12:03 pm
It’s a stale collection, and the styling looks forced. I wanted Slimane to succeed so well in this position, but it seems that he just has to grow into the line and find a balance between his designs and the needs of the Saint Laurent Paris house.
October 2, 2012 at 12:07 pm
disappointment. thumbs down for me. Season is all wrong. taste level is way down. There’s no more sophisticated-ness, no more easy but ultra chic. All I see is a rock star who has done too much drugs in the morning, hiding behind large hats and threw up so to speak with the clothes. Sad… I just hope the quality can keep up.
October 2, 2012 at 12:11 pm
October 2, 2012 at 12:52 pm
I love the rock&roll à la française look, a little masculine makes it sexy, maybe a little déjà-vu and not so practical for Summer anywhere in Europe apart from the UK where it’s always breezy, so perfect for us here in London ;-)
October 2, 2012 at 1:00 pm
this is a DIVINE glimpse at ysl… thanks scott!
October 2, 2012 at 1:38 pm
Love that collection!
October 2, 2012 at 2:04 pm
Sweet hats ! Whether or not it’s completely original, I really like the last look.
October 2, 2012 at 2:06 pm
Great collection and love the hats!
October 2, 2012 at 3:15 pm
The reiteration of the bow is a nod to the history of YSL. Good on H.S.
October 2, 2012 at 3:25 pm
I have always seen the YSL woman as a woman who exudes confidence and class, not because she dresses in the way others would want her to, but because she dresses up for herself. She is, for me, a woman of character, a woman of power. She knows who she is, and the way she presents herself exudes her mastery of self.
I am not so sure if the SLP woman is on the same page as the YSL woman I used to know. The mishmash of leather, feathers, and shiny fabric registers a confusion that is so not in sync with the YSL aesthetic.
October 2, 2012 at 3:38 pm
I just think those clothes are more winter-like than summer… It reminds me of gucci, as someone said before.. Not my fav collection
October 2, 2012 at 3:44 pm
Sorry guys this is pure YSL 1973 with all the references…blouse, shoulders. masculin. accessories, saharienne. and this ”quelque chose” which makes the differences, the elegance. Beautiful start
Alyssa | The Sartorialist
October 2, 2012 at 3:47 pm
So I have a question for you…. what do you think of all the references, between Gucci and old YSL…. Do you like that? Were you expecting something new from Hedi?
I was hoping for something we hadn’t necessarily seen before…
October 2, 2012 at 8:26 pm
I was hoping for something more in the style of YSL. To me, this isn’t it.
October 2, 2012 at 8:35 pm
Personally I think Hedi has dug a little too deep into the YSL archives. I know that everything in fashion eventually comes around again and is reinterpreted but we aren’t ready for this silhouette again just yet. I would have to once again agree with the majority of people here and say that the references to GUCCI and TOM FORD are obvious and quite strong. This seems more like a Hedi Slimane collection rather than a YSL (or SLP) collection. If Hedi wanted his own label I am sure LVMH or GUCCI Group would have been all too eager to oblige!
October 3, 2012 at 9:24 pm
This collection comes from a man who believes Pete Doherty has long term cultural relevance. Really Hedi? I’m sure individual pieces are lovely but taken all together it was a hot mess.
If he wasn’t behaving like such a baby w/ the press, I would almost feel sorry for Hedi – I doubt he has the creative freedoms we believe he does given the visible support & involvement of Pierre Berge. We’ve all seen what happened to the designers who did not “follow the codes” slavishly – they got the boot. Pierre is living in the past, and making sure everyone who works with him does as well.
October 2, 2012 at 5:23 pm
the verdict is LOVE. All the textures and the camel & dark colors. LOVE.
-Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
October 2, 2012 at 8:21 pm
I miss the style of YSL. For the most part, it is missing here.
It’s a lovely collection, but just not the same.
October 2, 2012 at 8:25 pm
It is interesting to see all these comments on this show. It was his first womenswear show and it is well done. But, this isn’t new. My first impression was “Oh, that’s what Tom Ford did with YSL, too much black.” Only a few outfits reminds me at Stefano and of course there was some YSL spirit in this. Hedi is a good designer, because he searched through the archives of YSL.
It is well done, but it doesn’t make my cry. I am not a fan of Hedis work in general (too cool) and really don’t like the store concept (all this rock, black, white, metal, bla bla). I was a great admirer of Stefanos work and i am happy, that he decided to “leave” the fashion business to make “real clothes for real people” with a more classical twist. That’s what he alway did best.
October 2, 2012 at 8:39 pm
70′s Laurel Canyon chic, with a dab of Julie Christie’s SHAMPOO.
October 2, 2012 at 8:54 pm
Felt like he struggled to leave his comfort zone. True, safari is a YSL theme but it’s one he explored at Dior Homme…a lot here, in fact, felt replicated, particularly the bows. And I don’t know how half those looks were spring/summer – looked a lot more like fall/winter to me. But I think that gets to his limitations as a trained womenswear designer…it’s easier to tailor and layer fall pieces like jackets than drape a spring dress. Not a lot of innovation…even the collection itself didn’t evolve…just iterations of the same idea over and over. And over. Cool hats, though.
October 2, 2012 at 9:53 pm
Wow love this..so chic and classic and you got great shots!
Seng@The City Of Angels
October 2, 2012 at 10:51 pm
The look and feel reminds me of Emmanuelle Alt and Stevie Nicks. It’s not a bad collection thought it’s lacking of a shift in mood which is what we hope for. Maybe the rock and roll appeal is something Hedi would be focusing in the future since he’s fond of rock music. So this is only the initial statement, not something to shock people. Personally I like this collection. Perhaps I have the same notion as Hedi’s.
October 2, 2012 at 11:41 pm
Peggy said it really: YSL elements with Hedi’s boyish silhouette. There is a hint of Paris Vogue editor-love as well. I can Alt et al…really getting into it. But I could not help felling redux and redone and well I can go to a Thrift shop and pull the same looks together. It also did look more like fall (but so did Ackermann’s collection – which was truly brilliant!)
I also was very very sad to see only one Black model on the runway. When are we going to address the lack of diversity of models for real. Especially for Saint Laurent! That is a YSL code, Hedi, for real. Let’s bring that one back.
October 3, 2012 at 1:25 am
The design really rocks but I miss the style of YSL; it is absolutely incredible.
October 3, 2012 at 1:37 am
Wow! I love the hat collection, very, very beautiful. All the outfit really matches my wardrobes, I love them, very pretty indeed!
The verdict is that Hedi is a 1 trick pony, with a very thin skin
October 3, 2012 at 2:55 am
Same….I thought it was Gucci at first (it’s 8:50 am, still waking up and yes, Milan FW is over:)) I was expecting something a little colder, more post-punk-esque…but hippie über chic is fine with me!
October 3, 2012 at 3:03 am
interesting read by Ms Horyn
une chatte grise
October 3, 2012 at 3:06 am
This feels, to me, like a lot of different ’70s elements all tossed in a blender–a little Paris, a little Laurel Canyon (*nods to Monsieur M*), a little Velvet Goldmine groove. Not quite working for me. But M. Slimane clearly knows his house’s elements, and things may shake out nicely over the course of a few more collections.
October 3, 2012 at 5:14 am
Stunning! Amazing and divine!
October 3, 2012 at 5:16 am
I love every bit of this… The hats especially.
October 3, 2012 at 10:47 am
Horrible. YSL is definitely better than this. Unfortunately the standard and the Y is dropped. :(
October 3, 2012 at 10:59 am
It is hard to style a hat for runway that can also look natural on the street. These hats were very well received by your readers; I look forward to finding out if similar designs make it onto the heads of New Yorkers next year.
October 3, 2012 at 11:05 am
with all respect to mr. Slimans previous work for the teenage body at Dior, this presentation, for me lacked of ‘luxury’ and new inspiration. of course it looked YSL, but so do so many collections these days.
It would have been brilliant to take it a step ahead, a step forward and use the heritage of the house for this, as so many other designers who work for heritage brands in Paris do.
Of course Kate Moss had an fashion orgasm in the front row, but this is what she likes and has always wanted to be; rock chick circa Pallenberg/Faithfull stones period.
Me, myself and I didn’t get that orgasm over this old YSL fanatsy.
Thums up Hedi, show us what you got and do stay down to earth….
October 3, 2012 at 12:00 pm
Si totalmente en muy Gucci. Ha cogido los iconos de la casa (sahariana, etc.) lo ha mezclado con su estilo roquero de Dior Homme et voile!. Genial, muy años 70. Lo del nombre de la firma me parece bien, lo ha modernizado, comercializado y actualizado, así le ha quitado el San Benito de Maison Francesa de toda la vida.
October 3, 2012 at 2:10 pm
A nice collection by Rachel Zoe…wait, I thought this was Rachel Zoe, who is this Saint Laurent Paris?
October 3, 2012 at 3:25 pm
This looks absolutely nothing like Rachel Zoe. I have never ever seen her wear anything even vaguely resembling anything here. In fact she never ever wears hats. Much less this half Sam Spade half Marlboro Man shown here. This is far too tough and urban to even be mentioned in the same sentence as Rachel Zoe. This has a lot of originality like it or not.
October 3, 2012 at 3:29 pm
I like it. Its wearable, its very different then anything I have ever seen before on a runway. Its very urban and tough, but still very flattering. Its very daring in a time when everyone is doing the boxy 60′s bright color and tons of pattern Marc Jacob thing. I think its nice to have an alternative to the rest of the fashion world which is all alike. I absolutely love the Maltese Falcon oversized film noir hats.
I can see people not liking it. But its definitely not like anything that has come before. Not even close.
October 3, 2012 at 3:57 pm
Love it! This new collection and new leadership by Hedi Slimane is so exciting! The super chic 70′s, True Grit-inspired looks were some of my favorites from the collections shown at Paris Fashion Week this year. Can’t wait to see the direction that Slimane takes this timeless brand.
October 3, 2012 at 9:13 pm
gucci replicas? i think it’s interesting how fashionable it’s become to critique hedi and saint laurent. no the clothes weren’t ground breaking, but they were still beautiful, true to the house and true to its new designer.
October 3, 2012 at 9:29 pm
The house will not change until Pierre Berge is no longer involved. He wants everyone to literally relive the glory days with him day in & day out. We’ve all seen what happened to designers who wanted to evolve the house – they got the boot.
Pierre please leave & let the talent do what they need to do.
October 3, 2012 at 10:30 pm
Mr.Slimane doesn’t seem to have evolved since his days as a trendsetter in menswear.
October 4, 2012 at 1:29 am
No!! Why? As someone said before, it just seems as if these creations are re-hashed versions of everything that has already happened in the past few seasons! Dammit, I was so excited, I usually love what happens at Saint Laurent, but not now. This is just very same same…. ca c’est tres triste pour cette maison.
sun kissed highways
October 4, 2012 at 1:39 am
i am most intrigued by the comments that this feels more like a fall/winter collection not for the spring summer. is it a total disregard for seasons because his environment (los angeles) has no proper seasons? besides, spring/summer in the northern hemisphere is fall/winter in the southern
October 4, 2012 at 2:38 am
Première collection très Hedi (on retrouve du Dior Homme) et surtout très Saint Laurent ( à la limite de l’hommage ) mais il faut poser les bases d’une première collection…
Tant de codes repris qui sonnent pour moi comme un trait tiré sur le maître, des vestiges dont les cendres feront renaître un nouveau Phenix Saint Laurent la saison prochaine…
October 4, 2012 at 8:00 am
wow cool all pics are so great to watch
October 4, 2012 at 12:42 pm
Who needs more than fabulous?! Oh, and wearable isn’t bad either. Really, does fashion need to be rocket science, or exquisitely cut and elegant and sexy, and something that allows a woman to move?
October 5, 2012 at 10:43 am
I don’t know what everyone is criticizing about. I thought the collection was great. YSL forever.
October 5, 2012 at 12:33 pm
Well, it will sell. But really, it’s not anything that a marketing person working with a brand stylist couldn’t do by looking at old YSL collections in magazines (not even going into the archives) and yes, watering down the looks for mass market consumption. Very H&M/Zara/Topshop-ready. Although will the kids buy the knockoffs considering they’ve been wearing this stuff for a while. And it’s pretty drab (unlike Ford’s all-black stuff, which was naughty). A disappointment. Hopefully HS will grow into the role, but it does seem as if he’s stuck in permanent adolescence.
October 5, 2012 at 3:47 pm
it felt more like an homage to Betty Catroux. and my verdict is, Raf won hands down!
Valeria Likhova _ The Passenger
October 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm
He did a great job after all the confused years at YSL!
This is a great start, he honored the muses, the history, the founders & parisian style.
Slimane is a wonderful catalyst of contemporary culture and he delivered what YSL is today.
NUFF SAID, and all this critique is just becuase its a controversial moment & fashion peeps loooove to have thoes! Long Live SLIMANE @ YSL!
October 6, 2012 at 12:42 pm
e semplicemente perfetto!
October 9, 2012 at 1:16 pm
Not hideous or anything, but I would probably call this show, “Puss in Boots.”
October 10, 2012 at 3:48 pm
Frankly, this collection is nice, but is just that. I really think there was no real research in this collection, other than practically copy – paste some iconic pieces from vintage YSL.
It’s really sad that Pilati left the house, he really had a sense of edgy – elegance in all he’s pieces. Always refreshing fashion with new, authentic and chic proposals.
This is nice clothes. Nothing more.
October 10, 2012 at 4:30 pm
Bring Pilati back!
Over 40 fashionista wannabe
April 9, 2013 at 6:29 pm
Love, love, LOVE the hats and the silhouettes. Dislike the see-through stuff. Totally impractical in the real world.