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Twitterati #PFW Spring 2013: Hedi Slimane and Raf Simons Debut, Karlie Kloss Dresses like Boy George and More

We are officially nearing the end of Fashion Month which included a whirlwind of surprises, including hot and cold trends, new faces, and as always, a whole lot of drama. While Paris Fashion Week might still be ongoing, it already has delivered two stellar debuts, an 80s popstar homage, and Sesame Street-inspired fur Birkenstocks. Want more #PFW goodness? Read on to see what went down as reported by Twitter's fashion finest. 

Hedi Slimane Makes His Saint Laurent Paris Debut

Saint Laurent Spring 2013

Saint Laurent Spring 2013, Image via

It's the moment we have all been waiting for: Hedi Slimane's debut collection for YSL, which has been renamed Saint Laurent Paris, but is still being termed YSL (moving on). If you are wondering if Hedi rocked his first impression or failed, read on and let us know what you think. 

Interview magazine tweeted, "Hedi Slimane's finale at  for . Rock goes West goes French gypsy." Fashion writer Meenal Mistry added, "YSL so far – Seventies rocker. Lots of very skinny suits, bow blouses and floppy hats…Now softening into Stevie Nicks-ish dresses.  ." Wondering about the tense atmosphere? Vogue has got you covered tweeting, "To say it was a scene laden with speculation and expectation is an understatement at ." Wouldn't you be a bit nervous if everyone who is anyone showed up at your debut? Nina Garcia tweeted, "Marc and Alber saying hello at the  show. A lot of designers attended. All showing support to Slimane." You say support, I say critique: potato, potato, right? 

Celine's Crazy Footwear Outrages and Surprises

Celine shoes Spring 2013

Celine Spring 2013, Image via

Sleek minimalism are two words that always pop in my head when I think of Celine in the Phoebe Philo era. However, after seeing her Spring 2013 collection, those words don't really apply. Why? Let's talk shoes. "Whoa whoa whoa. Have you SEEN the cray-cray shoes from Celine's spring show?" tweeted How cray? I'm talking fur Birkenstock crazy. In fact, the shoes were so out-there, one might think Phoebe is playing a big ol' prank on the fashion world. To quote Huffington Post Style, "Celine is getting weird." The Fashion Spot tweeted, "I'm sorry I cannot get over the Celine shoes this season…Thankfully this season's Celine clutches made up for the shoe fails.  ." Others took to Twitter to express their anger: "I think the fact that Celine did Mink pumps for Spring is Disgusting. The Fur industry is savage and Barbaric," tweeted Kelly Cutrone. Yet like everything else in the fashion world, there are always two sides to every coin/fashion show. Here is what the other side had to say: Derek Blasberg tweeted, " mathematics: Sesame Street + Birkenstocks = Celine's amazing footwear." 

Jean Paul Gaultier Dresses Up Karlie Kloss as Boy George

Karlie Kloss in Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2013 Collection

Karlie Kloss in Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2013 Collection, Image via

"One of the best things ever, Karlie Kloss as Boy George," tweeted Katie Grand. Couldn't agree more. So why did JPG dress Karlie in tranny-garb? "The  collection is an homage to the pop stars of the Eighties we're told ." (via British Vogue). added, "Only at  does  look like Boy George. The 80s are back!" We think so, too! 

As for those other popstars Madonna and Michael Jackson, they were there as well. British Vogue tweeted, "We think  makes a gorgeous Madonna." Vogue added, "From Madonna to Annie Lennox—'a platinum disc–worthy greatest hits collection' at  SS13." 

Raf Simons' First RTW Dior Collection Hits Twitter

Raf Simons at his First RTW Dior Collection

Raf Simons takes his bow for Christian Dior Spring 2013 RTW, Image via

"Reactions to the  show are all over the map — ugly, weird, boring, bold, beautiful — kinda like the collection?" (via The Fashion Spot

"Ok so what's the verdict on Dior guys? Yay or Nay???" (via Jourdan Dunn

"Gorgeous Dior. Great shape. Sexy. Surprising color." (via Cathy Horyn)

"'One of the best regenerations of the spirit of a heritage brand..since Karl Lagerfeld first reinterpreted Chanel' Suzy Menkes on Raf's Dior." (via Hapsical

"We can imagine Audrey Hepburn would have worn this  spring/summer 2013 dress – very ballerina-esque in style." (via British Vogue)