Saint Laurent, Elie Saab are saleable, predictable
PARIS (AP) - It's a tricky balancing act for Paris fashion designers to express their individuality and still bear witness to the trends.
A case in point is Saint Laurent's Hedi Slimane whose spring-summer 2014 show - one of the biggest of Monday's ready-to-wear collections - stuck steadfastly to his obsession with Rock 'n' Roll styles, showing him impervious to the current fashion conversation.
Some called it bold, others out of touch - but most remained baffled.
Whatever it may be, it intentionally produced a saleable collection of early 80s sparkling disco dresses, that will continue to attract young hipsters and carry on the house's reportedly buoyant sales figures.