Hedi Slimane's Paris show for Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2016 on 5 October saw tiara-wearing models strut down the catwalk wearing barely-there slip dresses and hefty wellington boots.
The show, in an old newly-renovated covered market in the heart of the French capital, began with pounding beats and an enormous box rotating at the front of the catwalk bursting with lights. Then the box suddenly split into two with models appearing from within.
Dresses were rather brief, just about covering the necessary, in shimmering golds and silvers covered up with slouchy outerwear hanging off the shoulder revealing yet more skin. The models sashayed down the catwalk in jet-black wellington boots.
An old fashion favourite, British model/actress Agyness Deyn returned to the catwalk for the show, looking right at home in a sleeveless biker jacket and black barely there mesh skirt. Lots of denim featured, patchwork jackets and jackets hiding shimmering black silk numbers, as well as a pair of dungarees accompanied by a beautiful salmon pink embellished jacket.
French actress, Catherine Deneuve, thought the clothes were radical. "He does radical things that are very interesting, I really liked the models returning in their black dresses at the end, they are clothes which have little embellishment and are simple, very feminine, it is really very interesting. It is the vision of Hedi Slimane (Saint Laurent's Creative Director) and they resemble him a lot, that is what is interesting, people like him make others around him move."
Shaggy jackets appeared throughout, in pinks and white, some bursting with exotic feathers.
The finale saw models return revealing the silk numbers which were initially hidden under their slouchy outerwear, dresses were slashed to the thigh and more, and billowing sleeves and waves of material floated behind them.