Saint Laurent, for Running Away from Boarding School to Find Courtney Love

Hedi Slimane's second Saint Laurent collection — for fall/winter 2013 — looks familiar. Anyone thrilled about how the '90s are back will dig this show: Babydoll dresses, plaid, combat boots. Of course, ignore the styling and you'll see a pretty little dresses that would be perfectly at home on the red carpet — ruffled pale blue, sheer and floaty peach, slick strapless black. Cute! Easy to forget that this is not Urban Outfitters but a designer collection in which a dress will run you around $2,000.

WWD asks:

Few archetypes are more engaging than the undone girl, especially when under her ratty hair, pout, pounding gait and sloppy chic lurk a pretty face and skinny body. But is playing a cutesy, disaffected-youth hand enough to propel the house of Saint Laurent into today's luxury stratosphere - especially if the targeted air space is that in which Chanel and Dior reside? That, too, remains a question.

Chanel's princesses just pretend to be punk. The Saint Laurent girls really are staying up all night listening to Doll Parts. Take a look.

Saint Laurent, for Running Away from Boarding School to Find Courtney Love

Saint Laurent, for Running Away from Boarding School to Find Courtney Love

Saint Laurent, for Running Away from Boarding School to Find Courtney Love

Saint Laurent, for Running Away from Boarding School to Find Courtney Love

Saint Laurent, for Running Away from Boarding School to Find Courtney Love

Saint Laurent, for Running Away from Boarding School to Find Courtney Love

Saint Laurent, for Running Away from Boarding School to Find Courtney Love

Saint Laurent, for Running Away from Boarding School to Find Courtney Love

Saint Laurent, for Running Away from Boarding School to Find Courtney Love

Saint Laurent, for Running Away from Boarding School to Find Courtney Love

Saint Laurent, for Running Away from Boarding School to Find Courtney Love

Saint Laurent, for Running Away from Boarding School to Find Courtney Love

Saint Laurent, for Running Away from Boarding School to Find Courtney Love

Saint Laurent, for Running Away from Boarding School to Find Courtney Love

Saint Laurent, for Running Away from Boarding School to Find Courtney Love

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Saint Laurent, for Running Away from Boarding School to Find Courtney Love

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