We all know Hedi Slimane loves a little rock n’roll edge. His entire second collection for Saint Laurent was a homage to nineties grunge, stolen straight out of Kat Bjelland’s wardrobe circa 1991. In fact, he’s just so damn rock n’roll, that he took the Yves out of YSL. Yup, he’s badass. So it comes as no surprise that current Saint Laurent models and rockin’ couple Sky Ferreira and Zachary Cole Smith have been arrested and charged with possession of heroin and ecstasy, with Cole adding possession of stolen property and driving without a license to his rap sheet.
Cole Smith and Ferreira were reportedly taken to Ulster Country jail last Friday and then released on bail—$2,500 for Smith and $1,500 for Ferreira. Later that evening, Smith’s band DIIV played a gig at Hudson’s BasillicaSoundScape with Ferreira joining him on stage for a cover of Cat Power’s 1997 track “Nude as the News.”
As well as singing with DIIV, Zachary Cole Smith is also the moody bad boy who starred in the recent Saint Laurent ad campaign with Cara Delevingne (who was also involved in a drugs scandal earlier this year). Some of you may remember seeing Cole Smith walk, or should we say swagger, down the Saint Laurent catwalk last June. Ferreira is also a Saint Laurent model and was featured in the 2013 Pre-Fall lookbook.
Cole Smith took to his twitter to share his angst;
“What you’re reading is a police blotter, not the outcome of a court case. These cops wanted to fuck us, and they did. Sky did nothing wrong.”
If we were cynics we might say Hedi Slimane planted the drugs on them ahead of next week’s show in Paris. He couldn’t have orchestrated a better story of ‘sex drugs and rock n’roll’ that he’s so eager to associate with Saint Laurent and his move there!