Lately, the Paris fashion scene has turned into a series of revolving doors with notable designers shuffled in and out of prominent couture houses and ready-to-wear studios. Raf Simons is in at Dior. Nicolas Ghersquire is out at Balenciaga. Stefano Pilati is out and Hedi Slimane is in at Yves Saint Laurent, now simply Saint Laurent Paris. These are strange days in Paris fashion, where no norm is safe with no standard left well enough alone. Case in point, for the latest Saint Laurent campaign, Hedi casts female model du jour and Chanel fave Saskia de Brauw to rock the brand new menswear collection. Saskia pulls off the looks flawlessly with a clean-scrubbed face devoid of heavy make up and a floppy bowl cut reminiscent of The Beatles. The clothes themselves could honestly go either way, staying true to Hedi’s tendency toward androgynous fashion and Yves’s legacy of Le Smoking, dressing women in menswear-inspired tuxedos. Saint Laurent Paris also recently launched an e-commerce site, so you can shop all of these boy-meets-girl looks here.
Check out the latest Saint Laurent Paris campaign below.