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Klara Kristin for Saint Laurent Surf Sound collection
Klara Kristin for Saint Laurent Surf Sound collectionPhotography Hedi Slimane

Gaspar Noé’s sex movie star is now a Saint Laurent muse

Klara Kristin stars alongside actor Jack Kilmer in Hedi Slimane’s latest campaign for the brand

To front his Surf Sound collection for Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane has tapped breakout underground actress Klara Kristin, the lead in Gaspar Noé’s 2015 sexual melodrama “Love”. The young Danish actress stars alongside fellow actor and Dazed 100 star, Jack Kilmer. Kilmer, who featured in Gia Coppola’s Palo Alto, modelled in Saint Laurent's SS15 campaign and, along with Kristin, the brand's SS16 show. This Slimane-shot campaign features the men’s SS16 and women’s cruise collections and is set in a house by the sea – an appropriate location given the designer’s description of the collection: “A tribute to contemporary Californian surf music culture.”

Slimane loves to reference youth culture in his designs, whether it’s the beaches of LA or 60s Britain. This collection was an ode to the former, and also to Kurt Cobain’s brand of 90s grunge – white sneakers, worn denim, fringed denim and suede jackets, palm tree prints and polka dots. There was even a pair of shades that looked identical to the pair worn by the late Nirvana star.

Read more about Saint Laurent's men's SS16 collection here, and check out the images from the show below: