It’s not clear why Hedi Slimane decided to create a collection for Saint Laurent that is so clearly an ode-to-grunge from the 1990s but one thing is certain: he has a thing for Courtney Love, the female embodiment of that period. Baby dolls dresses? Check. Dressed-up leather with bare mid-riffs? Check. Tough looking black boots paired with fishnet tights. Oh yes, there was plenty of that, too. Let’s take a closer look.
Runway look: Baby doll dress
Real look: Courtney Love wasn’t the first girl to wear a baby doll dress but she definitely put this look on the map during the 1990s.
Source: courtney-love.org via Tara on Pinterest
Runway look: Fishnet stockings with tough-looking black boots
Real look: I’m guessing Courtney’s stockings and boots weren’t high-priced or from a designer label. It’s hard to imagine paying top dollar for either of these items.
Runway look: black leather with a heavy dose of bare midriff
Real look: Courtney Love was working this look way before Hedi Slimane decided to dress it up on his runway.
__Clearly, Hedi Slimane has a thing for Courtney’s famous grunge-y style. Do you like what you see or should these looks stay in the 1990s?