Images Via WWD Saint Laurent RTW Fall 2014
Saint Laurent RTW Fall 2014, Hedi Slimane delivered a strong, charming collection for Saint Laurent. This season, a rumor had the designer enlisting Marianne Faithfull for his ad campaign. If true, it makes sense, as Slimane’s collection had its roots planted firmly on Carnaby Street, his Saint Laurent girl du jour a latter-day kindred spirit of Marianne, Jane Birkin and Edie Sedgwick. She likes her silhouettes snappy, short and shiny, whether in Lurex tweeds, sequins or mary janes and boots that looked to have been dipped in deep vats of glitter.
Slimane worked it with savvy diversity; he seemed determined to prove himself something other than a one-note designer. As elsewhere this season, outerwear led the way. Though most coats were A-line with a “That Girl” perkiness, his fine use of fur indicated a luxe quotient that hasn’t always been apparent from his runway. The dresses were pretty; the skirts, crisp, and sweaters, running the gamut of cozy from Fair Isle sweet to mink-cardigan indulgent. Most importantly, young though the mood, it all made sense.
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