In a move that made the style world pause and ask, “Is this a joke?” Saint Laurent announced Hedi Slimane’s departure from the fashion house on April 1, 2016. After four years as creative director, Slimane is moving on and leaving behind a revitalized, updated, and altogether made over mega brand.
Now that it’s sunk in that this changing of the guard is in fact happening, there’s no time like the present to scoop up iconic pieces from Slimane’s reign at Saint Laurent. It may be a challenge to choose between a pair of Harry Styles’ go-to boots and the sleek sparkly black jumpsuit Taylor Swift recently wore to the iHeartRadio Music Awards, but we know what we’re gunning for first—how about you?
We’ve got our eyes (and cursors) on the Saint Laurent Sac de Jour. The acclaim it’s gotten since its 2013 debut and the rapid rate of adoption it’s earned in celebrity circles proves its staying power. With Angelina Jolie (did you know Hedi Slimane designed her husband’s wedding suit?!), Jessica Alba, Kate Moss (the legendary benchmark for rock n’ roll cool), Cameron Diaz, and Lily Aldridge already on board, to name just a few influencers, and the arm candy’s incredible construction and ease of use, we’re willing to bet this bag “of the day” matures into a bag of the decade.
To see more of our favorite Saint Laurent finds circa Slimane, check out our Dangerously Glam collection.