Cathy Horyn for NY Times: Sign of the Times
That is, until Hedi Slimane revived them at Saint Laurent. His are not so sweet, but that is not the point. Slimane located the moment when the brand was truly cool, the years between 1965 and 1968. His predecessors at Saint Laurent tended to look at the whole YSL career, going for the key moments. Slimane, though, has largely confined his view to a single window. Then, adding a dark gloss of California rocker angst, he has kept his message stunningly simple — to the point where his clothes, while clearly high in quality, have the attitude of a trendy street label. It’s as though he refuses to strive for the standard goals of a luxury designer — to make modern, conceptual or intellectually resonating clothes. Instead, he makes straightforward commercial fashion that a woman can instantly relate to.
So why write about Slimane now? Here’s why: If you accept that fashion reflects the times — and I do — then you have to concede that in this respect Slimane has been impressive, even prescient. His Saint Laurent collections perfectly capture the mood and values of the present. The need for simple messages. The triumph of branding. The shortening of horizons due to economic factors. The lack of prejudice toward old ideas, especially among young consumers. I would never expect any designer to own up to such pessimistic motives. But neither do I assume that Slimane, with his gift for marketing, hasn’t thought about them.
Update 2: CBS News:
A model has been found, 12 days after she was last seen leaving a Hell’s Kitchen nightclub.
Ataui-Deng Hopkins, 22, was found Monday night at an area hospital, police said.
Update 1: CBS News:
Ataui-Deng Hopkins was last seen at around midnight on Aug. 6 leaving XVI Lounge at 48th Street and Eighth Avenue, police said.
MISSING: My friend Ataui Deng has been missing for 10 days. She was last seen in the Lower East Side of New York City. She is 5 feet 10 inches tall and slim. If you see her please email FindAtaui@gmail.com. Thank you.
Ataui last posted on her own Instagram on August 2nd.
Forbes: The World's Highest-Paid Models 2014
"The 21 beauties on this year’s highest-paid models list made a combined $142 million in the last 12 months,"
- Gisele Bunchen $47M
- Doutzen Kroes $8M
- Adriana Lima $8M
- Kate Moss $7M
- Kate Upton $7M
- Miranda Kerr $7M
- Liu Wen $7M
- Alessandra Ambrosio $5M
- Hilary Rhoda $5M
- Natalia Vodianova $4M
- Carolyn Murphy $4M
- Karlie Kloss $4M
- Jourdan Dunn $4M
- Anja Rubik $3.5M
- Cara Delevingne $3.5M
- Candice Swanepoel $3M
- Joan Smalls $3M
- Erin Wasson $3M
- Erin Heatherton $3M
- Lindsey Wixson $3M
- Daria Werbowy $3M
I'm not a photoshop expert, but here's what I see:
- Saturation adjustments.
- The girls brought closer together physically. For example Arizona and Edie are hugging it out more, as well as Fifi and Vanessa.
- Fei Fei is covering Imaan a bit more.
- Arizon's right leg/butt, which was swinging back, is slimmed/chopped a bit, showing water between her and Karlie.
- Cara's hand and fingered tattoo, which was hugging Joan, is completely taken out.
- Fifi's right hand is almost the size of Vanessa's waist post photoshop.
- The image is cropped from right and left.