Put On Those Platform Mary Janes — Saint Laurent Is Taking Us to the Disco
Saint Laurent has had a major Hollywood revival this year, and we're not just talking about the A-listers who wear the fashion house's wares on the red carpet. Since January, two feature films have been made about French designer Yves Saint Laurent — one biopic premiering just this weekend. Still, it seems creative director Hedi Slimane was torn on whether or not to pay homage to the brand's namesake in his Spring 2015 collection.
Sure, he took us back to YSL's heyday — the mid-1960s to 1970s — but aside from the time stamp, this lineup of sparkly, marabou-feathered dresses and rocker-chic separates might have left some attendees wondering if they walked into the right runway show or if they made a wrong turn and ended up at the disco. In fact, this collection was far more Americanised with period artwork of LA-based photographer Robert Heinecken serving as inspiration. However, Slimane did showcase a green fur — a reference to Yves's famous 1971 couture dress coat — that might well convince Saint Laurent devotees that he's still infusing the house's DNA into his work. (He also offered up a green leather moto jacket to perhaps show his modern tendencies.)
Whichever side he's taking, one thing is perfectly clear: if '70s style wasn't a surefire runway trend already, the platform Mary Janes, skinny scarves, and felt hats seen here will surely make it the trend to follow.