Saint Laurent’s Men’s Fall 2016 Brings The Dawn Of A New L.A. Cool

by MR Magazine Staff

It was unseasonably warm in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, but that didn’t stop the droves of glitterati to don their leather, suede, and velvet best to the Hollywood Palladium for Saint Laurent Men’s Fall 2016 show. Billed as a tribute to the Los Angeles music scene, creative director Hedi Slimane anchored his hand-made 93 looks in the androgynous male silhouettes he pioneered for YSL in the 1990s. A blend of military, cowboy, and black tie, Slimane paid homage to the 50th anniversary of the Rive Gauche by incorporating some of Yves’ original prints throughout the collection. Peacock, cheetah, and tiger, mixed with richly detailed tapestries, preserved the Parisian roots, but epitomized the dawn of a new L.A. cool. Sleekly shot Saint Laurent billboards, posters, and busses have been building the anticipation around town for weeks. Part rock concert, part salon, Slimane didn’t disappoint. Nor did it fall short of famous fans who came out to celebrate his reimagined vision of their hometown. Read more at Vanity Fair.