Saint Laurent Will Show "Part 1" of Its Fall 2016 Collection in Hollywood
The French fashion house announced the news on their freshly minted Instagram.
Between dropping "Yves" from Saint Laurent after he was named creative director of the Parisian label in 2012 to setting up shop in West Hollywood, Hedi Slimane has always been a bit unconventional. Case in point: The French creative director announced Tuesday that he will show the fall 2016 men's collection and "part 1" of the women's collection at the Hollywood Palladium on Feb. 10.
The date was set to coincide with the 58th annual Grammy Awards weekend, which will take place at Staples Center on Feb. 15. According to a press release, "part 2" of the women's collection will be shown on March 7 during Paris Fashion Week.
The showing at the Palladium, which the brand calls "a tribute to the strong music scene in Los Angeles," is just another endeavor to add to Slimane's ever-growing list of music-related ventures. Since 2012, the 47-year-old has been working on Saint Laurent's Music Project, for which Slimane has photographed the likes of Kim Gordon, Joni Mitchell and The Animals' Eric Burdon.
In addition to the news of the show, Saint Laurent revealed that it is also expanding its social media presence. Though the brand has been active on Twitter since 2009, it wasn't until three days ago that the label finally conceded to Instagram, bringing along its signature black-and-white aesthetic and affinity for all-caps captions.