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Quiz: Can You Tell The Difference Between Reviews Of Rihanna’s Line And Saint Laurent’s?

The collections were very different, but also had a certain weird ugliness in common.

1. First, look at these images from the Saint Laurent show in Paris.

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This is the second women’s collection under new designer Hedi Slimane, whose return to fashion design following his 2007 departure from Dior Homme was highly anticipated. (Slimane is famous for his very influential “skinny” silhouette. Also, making Brad Pitt’s suit for his wedding.)

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3. Keep going…

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Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images

5. Don’t give up yet!

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Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images

7. You made it!

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8. Now, look at these images of Rihanna’s debut fashion week collection, for British retailer River Island.

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Suzanne Plunkett / Reuters

10. Think about which collection you like better.

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12. #TeamRiri?

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13. Or #TeamSaintLaurent?

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14. Now, take this quiz to see if you can match the fashion review to the correct fashion show!

  1. 1. Is this WWD review of Rihanna x River Island or Saint Laurent?

    “None of it looked expensive, but if [the designer]’s see-if-I-care attitude is a free gift with purchase, the collection should do fine.”

    1. Rihanna x River Island
    2. Saint Laurent
  2. 2. And this Style.com review - is it of Rihanna's line or Saint Laurent?

    “Almost nothing looked new.”

    1. Rihanna x River Island
    2. Saint Laurent
  3. 3. Here's one from the New York Times. Is it about Riri's design efforts or Saint Laurent?

    “Many editors present did not appear to be in love with the concept, but there were many pieces that looked commercially lucrative at the same time…”

    1. Riri
    2. Saint Laurent
  4. 4. How about this line from The Cut blog - does it describe Saint Laurent or Rihanna x River Island?

    “This is a lifestyle brand for musicians and those who want to hang out with them. It’s tough, but it’s luxury…”

    1. Rihanna x River Island
    2. Saint Laurent
  5. 5. The Daily Beast dared to print this scathing critique. Whose line does it describe?

    “The clothes were hideous and without an ounce of panache or style between them.”

    1. Rihanna
    2. Saint Laurent
  6. 6. Here's another from WWD — is it about Rihanna or Saint Laurent?

    “Without a clear understanding of purpose, it’s difficult to review [this designer’s] fall collection in a lucid way.”

    1. Rihanna
    2. Saint Laurent

Read the full Saint Laurent reviews in WWD, The Cut, the New York Times, and Style.com.

And the Daily Beast’s extra-mean takedown of Rihanna, if you care to read that again, is here.

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