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« SAINT LAURENT AT THE PALLADIUM » LOS ANGELES FEBRUARY 10TH 2016
Is what the Yves Saint Laurent [SAINT LAURENT PARIS] @YSL Instagram feed states.
The black & white photograph of the PALLADIUM illuminated sign and marquee taken by Hedi Slimane. The language of this post was quickly updated to show that the current name of the fashion house is Saint Laurent, not Yves Saint Laurent. As was also announced « …the theme of the show at the Palladium, which be a tribute to L.A.’s music scene. »
The full definition of the word « tribute » is: a payment by one ruler or nation to another in acknowledgment or submission or as a price of protection.
In other word’s Kering’s FASHIONWORLD Prince in Los Angeles is using the kingdom’s treasury to pay for his own secure haven once he abdicate’s his authority and betrays his King, Francois-Henri Pinault. We must assume if this narrative unfolds, the Prince will be stripped of all his King’s protection and the kingdom’s financed largesse. His majesty referred to within his castle’s walls as « FHP » will make a royal statement filled with praise for his chosen favorite but will also be filled with betrayal and deep emotional pain. His highness knows he has lost his kingdom’s most valued subject.
The former Prince will either live a life filled with dilettantish artistic pursuits or since he has become use to a life of riches will immediately seek the protection of a new lord. The new King will be so ecstatic that he is now in possession of his hated rival’s prize that the Prince will be showered with greater riches and within his new sovereign’s domain even more love and exaltation. The Prince’s former ruler will be left forlorn and wandering through the empty halls of his palace knowing he was pimped. Concurrently in another part of the brooding King’s realm weakened earlier by a different Prince’s betrayal he has chosen a barbarian tribe from the East and its young leader to rule over that part of his empire.

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STEVE OKLYN
Davos-Klosters, Switzerland
January 16, 2016

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Publié le 16/01/2016