I have to admit I was a bit disappointed after seeing the first hotly anticipated collection by Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent. It all seemed to veer too close to the original without a zing of modernity that you would expect from someone who overhauled menswear dramatically in the early aughts.  

But after looking at the offerings on the racks in some of my favorite stores, I’ve come around to see the brilliance in Slimane’s retail offerings. This little mini dress is just one example of the many gems that I’m lusting after. It’s a little rock-and-roll, yet it alludes to the classic proportions and French sensibilities of Saint Laurent. I believe the hype.

$2,690 at Barneys, 15 E. Oak St. or barneys.com