Saint Laurent's Night At The Palladium

BY Harper's Bazaar Arabia / Jan 17 2016 / 15:55 PM

Hedi Slimane to host a show spectacle in Hollywood next month

Saint Laurent's Night At The Palladium
Saint Laurent's Night At The Palladium
Courtesy of Saint Laurent

On February 10 the designer will unveil Part 1 of both his men's and womenswear A/W16 collections, and 'Part 2' of the womenswear line will be presented during Paris Fashion Week as usual, on March 7. 

The Palladium show is timed to coincide with the 58th Grammy Awards taking place in LA on February 16, and will pay tribute to Los Angeles' "strong music scene," according to a statement from the fashion house.

"For almost a decade, Hedi Slimane has thoroughly documented, supported and championed the emerging California music scene," reads the release. "Hedi Slimane has instigated the idea of California, his home since 2008, as a territory of design exploration for luxury brands. Following his philosophy, he installed his Saint Laurent studio in West Hollywood in 2012."


Cara Delevingne on the Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane
spring/summer 2015 catwalk. (Getty)

The Palladium is widely considered to be the oldest, largest and most celebrated concert venue in Hollywood; Frank Sinatra was the first person to perform there when it opened in 1940. Other artists to have performed on its hallowed stage include Prince, Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones. 

The news comes amid rumours that Slimane is preparing to leave Saint Laurent. According to WWD, the designer has failed to reach an agreement on the renewal of his contract at the Kering-owned brand. Slimane was named creative director in 2012, controversially dropping the 'Yves' from the label and giving the house a (commercially successful) rock-and-roll, top-to-bottom overhaul. 

It's believed that the fashion house has been in discussions with the designer Anthony Vaccarello – who was recruited by Donatella Versace to revamp the Versus Versace line – regarding his potential appointment as Slimane's successor.


Via Harper's Bazaar UK