Saint Laurent spring-summer 2016 show
Hedi Slimane’s spring-summer 2016 show for Saint Laurent paid tribute to the ravishing glamour of those serene highnesses that hang out at music festivals.
Everyone remembers those images of Kate Moss, the contemporary princess with her unassailable rock pedigree, wading through mud in a mini-dress and wellington boots at Glastonbury with her bad boy lover Pete Doherty. The Spring-Summer 2016 Saint Laurent Paris show paid tribute to the ravishing glamour of all those serene highnesses that hang out at music festivals. Tiaras firmly on heads, the ladies trooped down the runway in lace dresses, often transparent, highlighting their colourful lingerie. Add a jacket in old leather or python, or a three-quarter length zebra print ponyskin overcoat, and the look is complete. Timeless and sexy as hell. The dress, as light as a slip, is covered with sequins or Swiss dot, affirming once again how this effortless style works wonders.
The genius of Hedi Slimane is - among other things - his ability to transform wellie boots into luxury, highly desirable fashion pieces, also available in python, embroidered or sequinned. As a finale the Amazonians walked the runway in featherweight silk dresses, slit thigh high, sliding sensually over their bodies: an extract from the new line of exclusive evening dresses launched by the house. And we’re almost forgetting the art prologue to the show, a sliding, pivoting black cube inspired by the work of Larry Bell, and whose geometric glass and steel structure covered the invitation booklet in what has become a house ritual.
By Delphine Roche