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Two words come to mind when viewing Saint Laurent's fall 2013 ready-to-wear collection: deja vu. Inspired by "California grunge," the French fashion house's newly-appointed creative director, LA-based Hedi Slimane, once again drew inspiration from his West Coast muses. The result? Let's just say that The Cobrasnake would totally be into it.
Think vintage babydoll dresses paired with grandpa cardigans, leather miniskirts paired with sheer tops and partywear paired with loose flannels. Although it's definitely fun to see our city's current street style being celebrated on the prestigious runways of Paris, fashion editors are conflicted by Slimane's intentions. Booth Moore of Los Angeles Times called the collection "a head-scratcher." Style.com's Tim Blanks said that "almost nothing looked new."
Where do you stand? Do you dig Slimane's high-fashion grunge or is it all too familiar?
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