Hedi Slimane’s Accessories, Now Preordering-------
Hedi Slimane’s debut show for Saint Laurent was one of the major talking points of the season, but he’ll need to make his presence felt at the stores as much as on the runway. That’s where accessories will come in. What will those be? Not a single handbag hit the runway at the Spring ’13 show, but the collective curiosity can be allayed at YSL.com. Slimane’s first women’s bags are now on preorder, from the flat Betty to the pared-down Classic Duffle, which is already stirring Internet excitement. They’re priced to move slowly, but at least one notable fan—that’d be the Kills’ Alison Mosshart—told our own Tim Blanks she’d take a fourth job to keep herself Slimane-clad. No doubt that means with accessories to match.
Clockwise from top left: Large Babylone 3 chain bag in black leather, $2,690; Medium Betty bag in black suede and leather, $1,690; and Classic Duffle 24 in black leather, $3,150, all available at ysl.com.