Fashion

Our Favorite Looks from Day Seven of PFW #Céline #URkiddingme #recycle

Fashion

Our Favorite Looks from Day Seven of PFW #Céline #URkiddingme #recycle

Between the Chinatown plaid and the shoulder-wraps, we’re convinced Phoebe Philo and Stella McCartney are conspiring together. The likenesses between their Fall 2013 collections are just too pronounced. The most coincidental explanation is that they were both looking at the same old Raf Simons collections (as we all should be). This comment on convergence is not a complaint, mind you. Because with gross offenses like Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent wasting our time, we must herald the stuff we respect, even it all looks the same. I mean, Stella’s caps and toothy soled boots—Too Die. But Saint Laurent. Eric Wilson claimed he overheard someone walking out of Hedi’s show saying, “I feel like he’s playing a huge joke on the entire fashion industry.” This may be true. And the fashion industry probably deserves it, but Yves Saint Laurent fans do not. If Hedi was doing this grunge garbage (it’s not even recycled, don’t you live in LA, Ed-ee?) for his own namesake label, I’d be like what-ever, because I could just look the other way while Sky Ferreira slums it in his Swarovski fishnets. But it’s YSL. There are traditions that could/should be upheld, traditions that were expertly refashioned by Stefano Pilati when he was at the house. Mais non. I’d be more frustrated if this weren’t just fashion. A word to the wise like me (duh): our angst, unlike the Slimane posse’s, is better suited to real issues, so forget it and go read a book something. May I recommend Lawrence Wright’s Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief? I wonder if Hedi’s joined that cult yet…