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Hyping a new shoe with a classic inspiration, Saint Laurent Dance, Hedi Slimane has directed a series of fashion films for the house's ballerina slipper. Gracie Van Gastel dances to Clementine Creevy's "Trick Or Treat" in the first video while recalling the babydoll looks of the grunge era. While in video two, Lida Fox prances to Cherry Glazerr. The common theme is punky expression of childlike freedom in gritty suroundings. Some are calling Slimane's embrace of wearable punk-influenced clothes and a reworking of the classic ballerina slipper "controversial," while others are calling it "safe."

Visit saintlaurent.com if your interest is piqued. The shoe doesn't come out until November.


With the new Daft Punk album, Random Access Memories, coming May 21 and streaming today, the electronic music duo couldn't have picked a better time to team up with their producer, the father of disco, Girogio Moroder, and fashion photographer Heidi Slimane for a sleek black and white photo shoot.

View the entire shoot on Dazed.

The promotional push for Daft Punk's new Random Access Memories LP has been one of the strongest in recent memory. Between the surprise Coachella commercial, the SNL spots, and the excellent Creators Project "Collaborators" series, it's impossible to not know a new Daft Punk album is on its way. While the commercials were a complete surprise, the duo's latest appearance as part of Saint Laurent's Music Project, is not. Previously, the fashion house commissioned the duo to create a new mix of bluesman Junior Kimbrough's music for a runway show in October. The shiny new black threads, also designed by photographer Hedi Slimane, will serve as the band's new stage wear. 

You probably already know that the band's new single "Get Lucky" premieres tonight at midnight. 

The black and white composition of the new "Music Project" campaign from Saint Laurent Paris shouldn't come as a surprise. The series was conceived and shot by Saint Laurent's new creative director Hedi Slimane, who shot black and white portraits of rock stars in his Rock Diaries. The clothes for the campaign were chosen in collaboration with the artists and include selections from the Saint Laurent archives, as well as this year's collections. In addition to dressing musicians, Saint Laurent has also commissioned new works from Daft Punk and San Francisco garage buddies Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees for their runway shows.