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Clearly, Saint Laurent is not shy about its die-hard devotion to Cali—and it isn't afraid to repeat itself, either. LA-based creative director Hedi Slimane recently presented looks inspired by '90s grunge-meets-'70s punk with a dash of hippie chic vibes (yup, there's a lot going on) for the French luxury brand's spring/summer runway presentation in Paris, and we can't help but feel déjà vu all over again.
Dubbed "Surf Sound" and aptly subtitled "A tribute to contemporary Californian surf music culture," the 70-plus-look collection was a mix of retro SoCal staples (and some very Kurt Cobain-inspired ensembles): floral babydoll and boho dresses were paired with knit cardigans, printastic varsity jackets were worn over frayed flannels, and fringed suede jackets made appearances with beanies-and-sunnies combos.
Further demonstrating Slimane's Cali dedication, the show starred several famous spawn—including Dylan Brosnan (Pierce's son), Charlie Oldman (Gary's son), and Jack Kilmer (Val's son)—and included pieces embroidered by Lucia Ribisi (Giovanni's daughter).
Style.com writer Luke Leitch noted that the looks "were expensively assembled simulacra of cheap items one could find in any San Diego disposal sale" (ouch) while WWD called out the abundance of "literal thrift-shop styles, a charge frequently leveled at Slimane since his debut [fall 2013 collection]"—which leads us to believe that some are over YSL's never-ending homage to the Golden State. Are you?
See a few key looks in the gallery above (check out the full show here) and share your thoughts in the comments.