By and and  on October 4, 2012

PARIS — Did one of the most hyped shows of Paris Fashion Week — Hedi Slimane’s debut at Saint Laurent — sizzle or fizzle?

That depends on whom you ask.

While Slimane’s big debut Monday night garnered largely lukewarm reviews from the press, and a few barbs, many retail bigwigs raised a finger in objection.

“I loved it,” Pete Nordstrom, executive vice president and president of merchandising at Nordstrom, told WWD on his way into the Alexander McQueen show Tuesday night. “We were very encouraged by what we saw. It was definitely one of the highlights of the week.”

 

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