Thursday March 7, 2013 8:32 am
Cathy Horyn Continues to Blast Slimane’s Saint Laurent Collections
The feud between Hedi Slimane and New York Times critic Cathy Horyn continues, as the Saint Laurent fashion designer banned her again from his show in Paris.
Unfortunately for Slimane, the slight downside to an age where a show's images are immediately uploaded onto the internet for all to see is the fact that it helps someone like Horyn to be able to critique the show without having been there.
Horyn began with lambasting Slimane's decision to remove "Yves" from the label's name - something that had previously caused many raised eyebrows in the fashion world: "One of the first things the new designer, Hedi Slimane, did was to remove “Yves” from the label, thereby severing a symbolic connection to the founder, and everything he stood for, like good taste and feminine power."
She then went on to blast the clothes, which she pointed out were disliked by others, too: "Many people said the clothes looked like stuff sold at Topshop or a thrift store, while others defended Mr. Slimane’s approach and identified pieces, like a pink fur chubby, that relate back to Yves’s designs of the late ’60s and early ’70s, when he got ideas — say, for a pea coat — from the street. It’s doubtful that customers will make that connection, but such comments serve to validate what Mr. Slimane has done."
Finally, she took one more jab at the new YSL designer by comparing his line to another famous French line: "Hermès stands in sharp contrast to the Saint Laurent show and its lazy values."
The last time Slimane and Horyn feuded in the media, the former took to Twitter to voice his opinions of the well-respected fashion critic. Considering that she doesn't seem to stand alone in her opinion, perhaps he'll stay quiet this time around...
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