October 19, 2016
We were excited to see what Anthony Vaccarello would bring to Saint Laurent for his first show since he took the role of Creative Director for the house. Following in the footsteps of the undeniably successful Hedi Slimane sure must be tough, but Vaccarello makes a name for himself by firmly retelling the epic tale of Yves Saint Laurent authentically through his vision.
There were many numbers of gorgeous jackets from the likes of bikers to the classic tuxedo. And in true Vaccerello fashion, dresses were never over an inch longer than the average torso whilst the nipple was freed. Yup, there was nothing but a full frontal display of the nips.
Well, with the exception of some which were covered with pasties.
That was the sort of bold rachetry we can expect from the new head of YSL, and we’re ready to embrace it. And keeping true to YSL’s unspoken motto; black is the new black, the collection was a fabulous mix of YSL’s legacy and Vaccerello’s sultry, feminine touch. In general, the new YSL woman is more of a wild 80s chick who’s got her life all figured out and put together. She’s bold, sexy and never trashy. Ah, what an aspiration for all of us.