Saint Laurent rocks Hollywood with autumn menswear and womenswear show
A-list stars out in force ready for LA’s entertainment awards season
French design house Saint Laurent drew A-list celebrities to its show in Los Angeles, presenting its autumn 2016 creations in time for the city’s major film and music award ceremonies.
Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Sylvester Stallone and Jane Fonda sat in the front row as creative director Hedi Slimane unveiled Saint Laurent’s autumn 2016 menswear and part of its womenswear in a show described as “a tribute to the strong music scene in Los Angeles”.
In a nod to the 1970s and ’80s, the men strutted down the catwalk in slim suits, fringed or studded leather jackets – some waist-length – fedora hats, caps and gold shoes.
The women sported heavily embroidered designs – sequined or crystal encrusted – as well as velvet or metallic-like fabrics. From tiger-print coats to leopard-patterned tops and dresses, animal prints featured heavily, some of the pieces also had furry collars and cuffs.
For women, trousers were wide-legged and calf-length, culotte-like, while dresses were cinched at the waist with big belts.
As well as metallics, Slimane’s palette also included royal red, black, dabs of white and moss green.
Saint Laurent has said the second part of its autumn 2016 womenswear collection will be presented at Paris Fashion Week next month.
Stella McCartney, who like Saint Laurent unveils her main collections in Paris, presented her pre-autumn line last month in Los Angeles. Other brands to showcase collections there last year include Tom Ford and Burberry.