And the day came. Last night, Hedi Slimane debuted as Saint Laurent designer on the parisian catwalk. And he did it with leather, masculine blazers, capri pants, wide-brimmed hats, ruffles made in Spain and a lot of transparency.
Kate Moss became crazy with his collection, and she admitted that she wanted everything! in her closet. Alber Elbaz acknowledged the legacy of Saint Laurent in Slimane’s designs, and Diane Von Furstenberg confessed: “I´m strongly identify with all the looks. Hedi has done a great job “.
But there was also time for scathing criticism, from the hand of Cathy Horyn, the legendary fashion editor of The New York Times. “My impression is that Hedi has been disconnected from fashion for several years. There is nothing new to learn here”. Slimane’s answer was immediate: “Ms. Horyn is a schoolyard bully and a comedian type Comedy Club”. The controversy is served.