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.”
Peter Kim's Los Angeles-based premium denim line has always had its finger on the pulse of youth. This season, novelty is back in a way reminiscent of early Aughts, with studs, lace-ups, racing waxed denim and more. For more highlights if some of the key brands at the Vegas trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: Patrick Gray; Styled by @thealexbadia; Story by @karihamanaka and @marcy_wwd)
"I was driving back on Saturday afternoon from the beach, and I just saw this sign saying 'Skydiving for $95.' And I was like, I can't not sky dive for $95," says Tom Bateman about a moment in Hawaii while shooting "Snatched." #wwdeye (📷: @vsteves; Interview by @ktauer; Styled by @thealexbadia)