Hedi Slimane Makes Girls Riot at Saint Laurent


Tonight's show at Le Grand Palais was not short on attitude. Right off the bat came Hanne Gaby Odiele, glaring in combat boots and a short gold-and-black dress. A plaid cardigan seemed literally tossed over her shoulders as she stormed the catwalk to the twangy garage rock of "Tidal Wave 13" by Thee Oh Sees. From there it was a constant stream of riot grrrrrls in oversize plaid button-downs (likely made of something as soft as a flannel you would otherwise have to wash a thousand times), leather skirts, fishnets, and embellished black baby-doll dresses with puffy cap sleeves — all things that Courtney Love might have worn if she were rich in her teenage years. It was a great show for anyone who likes to remember where they were when they heard the news that Kurt Cobain died. Or anybody who wishes they could remember.