When we heard that fashion designer turned photographer Hedi Slimane was for Stefano Pilati at YSL last spring, we wanted photographic proof of how Hedi was going to reinvent the famous French label. Now that we have it, but it’s not taking us in the direction we want it t0.
Remember how we speculated how Yves Saint Laurent’s “old guard” would respond to Hedi Slimane‘s decision to change the name of the historic French house to Saint Laurent Paris? Well, turns out, they’re taking it just fine.
To kick off June, our month dedicated to “Men,” let’s take a look back at that classic menswear staple, the tuxedo, given a feminine touch by Yves Saint Laurent some five decades ago: Along with the bikini, the wrap-dress and the tranny heel, Le Smoking is the greatest sartorial invention of the past 50 years.
Fashion’s finally getting exciting again thanks to some old faces in new positions and no doubt one of the most anticipated returns is that of Hedi Slimane to the house of Yves Saint Laurent. And no one is more excited than Saint Laurent’s former partner Pierre Bergé and former muse Betty Catroux.
Kanye to Keep Up with the Kardashians, Ashley Judd Takes on Her Haters and Stefano Pilati Armani Rumors
- Rooney Mara‘s changed her Dragon Tattoo girl ‘do thus rendering her completely unrecognizable/irrelevant. [Refinery29]
- The newest trend in male grooming: the man bikini wax. The Brazilian is the most popular so just try and get that image out of your head. [NYT]
- Clearly a fan of discretion, Kanye West is rumored to appear on the upcoming season of the cause of the downfall of western culture otherwise known as Keeping Up with the Kardashians thanks to noted mantrapper/current girlfriend Kim Kardashian. And some people have the audacity — the CHEEK — to think this is all just a marketing gimmick. To those people I say…good call. [Radar]