Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Mr Cool Ain't So Cool After All: Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent

I think one of the least rock and roll, least outsider, least shocking (because it is so corporate) attitudes has to be the reaction of Saint Laurent, and most likely and more specifically, Hedi Slimane, to the slyly fabulous and tongue in cheek tee by Reason: Aint Laurent without Yves.

The t-shirts had been purchased by Sarah Andelman for Colette in Paris and it appears Saint Laurent and Slimane were none too happy about this.  Colette agreed to immediately pull the tees from their website but continued to sell them at the store.  Saint Laurent accused Colette of selling fraudulent merchandise and of damaging the YSL brand.

Saint Laurent then pulled the entire mens and womens collection from the store and has even gone as far to cancel an event at Colette for the magazine, Document, because one of the covers was photographed by Mr. Slimane.

Whoa Hedi!  Dost thou take thyself too seriously?!  

Hedi Slimane approved this image.  Seriously.  Journalists were actually given ten approved images of Slimane to use...



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