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Hedi Slimane

His first Saint Laurent women’s collection (his first expressly designed for women) for Spring 2013 reached back to late-sixties, early-seventies L.A., with broad-brimmed Janis Joplin-style hats, fringed suede, billowing chiffon sleeves, cropped jacked, and skinny black trousers.

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Louis Vuitton

Designers have been working with layers of different materials and textures, slipping fabulously detailed top pieces over simpler foundations.

Here, a razzle-dazzle, jet-embroidered halter draped over a sheer black under layer creates a look that’s extremely rich – by Louis Vuitton.

(Styled by Grace Coddington, photographed by David Sims, model Edie Campbell)

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Proenza Schouler

The lavish volume of long skirts big enough to swing as you walk imparts a sensation of grandeur to your step.

(Styled by Grace Coddington, photographed by David Sims, model Edie Campbell wearing Proenza Schouler)

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John Galliano

Vogue UK December 2013: John Galliano makes a creative return as guest fashion editor for an fantastical shoot with long-time friend and supporter Kate Moss.

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Alexander Wang | News

Alexander Wang’s latest collection is available to pre-order, giving us an early insight into what it costs to create a coat out of heat-sensitive (or, as Wang calls it, “thermo-reactive”) fabric.

The coats – which start off a dull green-brown, but become a vibrant yellow, lime, blue or purple when exposed to heat – will retail at $7,995, with a $3,998 deposit required to pre-order. The heat-sensitive skirt and top suit – worn by Karlie Kloss, Jourdan Dunn, Anne V, among others at the show – begin at $2,550, and all look similar until their underlying colour is revealed.

Alexander Wang - heat sensitive

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A John Galliano show – whether for Christian Dior or his own collection – is guaranteed to be an over-the-top display of his imaginative vision. And the experience is not limited to the spectacular clothes sent down the runway, for nearly as delightful to witness are the intricately executed, masterfully thought-out ensembles Galliano wears for his final bows. One gets the sense that nearly as much work and planning goes into them as goes into the entire collection.

John Galliano - Dior - Spring 2007

John Galliano for Dior – Spring 2007

Throughout the years, he’s dressed as a matador, Edward Scissorhands, and even an astronaut. He’s never the same, but he’s always John.

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Kate Moss wears a Jazz Age-inspired slip dress designed by pal Galliano to wed rocker Jamie Hince.

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Diane von Furstenberg | News

Michael Herz has been hired as artistic director of DVF. His position means that he will oversee the brand’s promotion and design, from the creative direction of the ready-to-wear and accessories lines to the aesthetic of stores and advertising campaigns.

As the company continues to grow – and we continue to expand our product categories – it is so important to have someone next to me who will ensure that all products with the DVF name remain true to our brand,” Diane von Furstenberg said.

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DVF, Autum Winter 2014 – 15 ready-to-wear

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Hedi Slimane Series, 4 of 8

It was at Dior that Slimane found his signature. He earned a reputation designing stage wear for such pioneers of stylish androgyny as Mick Jagger and Daft Punk. “That’s one of the reasons Dior Homme was so popular,Courtney Love says. “First the power lesbians were wearing it. Then chicks like me started collecting it really fiendishly, almost like Prada cigarette pants.

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Courtney Love photographed by Hedi Slimane – 2008

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Remember the faux hawk? That distinctive pyramid of hair, madly popular in the 2000s and still proudly worn by untold numbers of British men, is attributed to Slimane as well.

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Hedi Slimane has been called the single most influential men’s designer this century.

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