When it comes to Saint Laurent, I feel like the shortsided critic who the history books mention later as the “people” who didn’t “get” the new style and the rebranding process. I was so furious about the last collection (but I insist, the styling was horrible!) that I couldn’t foresee the wonders Slimane was about to offer. I admit defeat and share the wonderful Resort 2014 lookbook starring Sasha Pivovarova; of course black and white – a trademark of Hedi Slimane photography. I feel like THIS was the message new Saint Laurent was trying to convey; a new rendition of grunge with femininity – and I get it now.
Eliza Cummings by Daniel Jackson for Vogue China June 2013
I wanted to assuage my grunge fewer (see post below) but the only grungy item I could pull of right now was this plaid shirt (and the beanie maybe?). If I go all sloppy it’s more than likely that I will look like a real homeless (though surely I would blend in, no offense Montréal) rather than grunge chic. So instead; I, once again, wore every kind of layer I could and justified the look by slipping in the good old tartan and calling it “no no, this is not ridiculous. this is grunge”. Oh Canada, the things you make me do.