Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Saint Laurent the ?? Season 2016



Voila!! Its Barbie’s dream wardrobe!
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So, I’m guessing someone told him it was time to let go off the drug addled prepubescent heroin addicts and so he traded them in for an army of  Barbies all dressed up to go to her Hollywood premiere. And so in response Hedi Garbo took the opposite approach and used pretense and hubris to take one more stab at it. Here’s the thing, just because you want to make believe that is what it takes to be like “old time” couture by the numbers... well it aint... not even close... 150 seats given only to the fawners… oh yes Suzy meh will look so pretty in the blue fur or possibly one of the bagel dresses… so no one knows what fall 2016 in store will look like but yet 150 sets of eyes have been scarred for life.
 
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For a split second, one thought that maybe le Grand Hedi... huzzah... had actually paid homage to YSL but that moment came and went in a flash... the tailleur with point d’esprit blouse.. Just a fleeting moment. There were a few actually but overall this collection turned into cartoon clothes/Jessica Rabbit or maybe it just looked like Stephane Rolland designed it. 
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Ya think the shoulders were exaggerated enough, the skirts were absolutely hair grazingly short BUT to his credit Hedi actually had these so called models wear hose. It is just too bad no one told Hedi that leather shoes are not to be worn with any type of evening or cocktail clothes unless metallic or suede. That alone shows such a lack of understanding... well actually a lack of good taste works for me!
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I mean the mini bubble skirts or bagel dresses, the blindingly bright gold, that cinch belt, the ridiculous fur sleeves and the almost unanimous overstatement to the point of parody. Another bright spot was the polka dot tiered Carmen Miranda skirt that screamed YSL but alas still not quite right. Apparently Hedi had the idea of motorcycle jackets over cocktail clothes but it’s too bad Karl did it about 30 years earlier but he used motorcycle boots not pumps and well... Karl did it better. If there was a collection that screamed for leopard it was this but of course nowhere to be seen except as A belt.
 
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As in the case Balenciaga, apparently an archive means squat if you don’t know what you are looking at; maybe it’s just dumb luck that he hit the nail on the head a few times which is a few more times than in any season in memory.
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Lastly, if this is his “couture” that means this is the giveaway collection that only the privileged with be “allowed” to own or those deemed worthy of this shit... Pauvre Hedi... your Kool Aid must be mixed with LSD and Clorox!
 
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PS... Didja notice not a dart in sight...