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The New Face of Saint Laurent Mens? Marilyn Manson

Stylist and designer Nicola Formichetti posted the above photo to Tumblr earlier today. Yes, that is what Marilyn Manson looks like posing for Hedi Slimane's Saint Laurent lens.  The shock rocker and legendary French fashion brand make strange bedfellows, and I expect that some of our readers might be particularly resistant to what has seemed like […]

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Cathy Horyn on Hedi Slimane’s Grunge Dresses: “Not Special”

Ever since Hedi Slimane strolled into the head designership at Yves Saint Laurent and announced his intention to rebrand the legendary French fashion house and move it to (of all places!) Los Angeles, the former Dior Homme designer's every move at the company has rankled. At Dior Homme, Slimane basically single-handedly popularized the now-ubiquitous skinny […]

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YSL Wants Its Louboutin Feud to Be Over

After spending over a year mired in a lawsuit over red-soled shoes with Christian Louboutin, today Yves Saint Laurent filed a motion to dismiss the remainder of the case. Louboutin initiated the legal battle in April 2011 when it tried to block sales of a YSL monochromatic red pump, claiming it infringed on Louboutin's 2008 […]

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Hedi Slimane Is Still Losing Sleep Over “Catty” Horyn and Her Right to An Opinion; Or, Why the Open Letter Is Fashion Month’s Biggest Trend

The Spring 2013 shows just wrapped in Paris yesterday, and as everyone knows, the period which follows Fashion Month is typically one of reflection. As in, can we truly imagine ourselves wearing monochrome graphic prints next season? How "signature" can "signature sunglasses" really be? How do we incorporate the major runway trends of next season […]

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Omigod Hedi Slimane, Stop Talking!

Responding to Cathy Horyn's negative review of his PR table manners (the fashion critic wasn't invited to his runway show) and first Saint Laurent collection, Hedi Slimane decided that instead of taking the high road, he would take the lowest road possible. Following in Oscar De La Renta's footsteps (because it worked out so well?) […]

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Stefano Pilati to Armani?

I'm really, really sorry to have to do this to you. Yesterday I got to share the happy news that Raf Simons was headed to Dior, that the French label's 13-month designer drama had come to an end, that it would likely be a long time before we had to deal with a whole new […]

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