This spring when I indulge my bohemian rocker chick, I will turn to Saint Laurent’s spring collection for inspiration. Hedi Slimane’s first collection for the renamed house – Saint Laurent Paris – saw his obsession with California’s lifestyle infused with the YSL legacy via Le Smoking, the mousselines, the pussy bows, the shot of animal spot, and that thing called Saharienne (which will always be Veruschka in Vogue).
The pared-to-the-bone rock-chick look—with its legging-slender pants and tiny sequined jackets—was one aspect of his love for the Los Angeles music scene. Then there were the girls in floor-sweeping, full-sleeve dresses (one stand out was the black tiered dress with see through sleeves, belted with a wide leather belt), wide-brimmed hats (I want one of those!!) and immaculately tailored short jackets, calling to mind the glam-rock world.
Other stand outs were the black slim pants, red silk blouse with a black pussy bow, all topped off the zebra stripe fur floor length cape. And, the black boy-cut cropped pants, white silk blouse with a black smaller version of the pussy bow, paired with a gold sequined cropped jacket. Both are divine!!
You could say Slimane’s Spring/Summer collection was “respectful rebooting” of everything Saint Laurent did for hippie rock chicks in the seventies.