As Saint Laurent has not recently been one of my favorite collections thus far, failing epically with his latest Fall/Winter 2013 collection, Hedi Slimane has lured me into the depths of his new menswear campaign featuring Marilyn Manson. I almost did not mention it on the blog because I couldn’t feed into everyone making a big deal over the photograph Nicola Formichetti posted on his Instagram on Friday, but we must pay attention where attention is due.
I love Marilyn Manson, I have loved Marilyn Manson for years. I am always excited to see the doors of fashion opening for those who were socially unaccepted. Manson was the black sheep for so long and I am elated to see him fronting Saint Laurent’s spring menswear campaign, lensed by Hedi Slimane. In a monochromatic setting, appropriately wearing black lipstick and eye-liner, Manson looks like a fucking badass rockstar! And to those stating “Manson stares creepily into your soul,” you are idiots! That is all.