Anthony Vaccarello Revisits Yves Saint Laurent’s Entire Catalogue
Anthony Vacarrello’s free-wheeling 70s fantasy multiplied the hedonistic rock n roll vibe we’ve come to expect from Saint Laurent. This season, Vaccarello referenced Saint Laurent in the 60s, 70s and more recently the golden years under former designer Hedi Slimane.
An infinity-pool catwalk was erected in the Trocadéro fountain, illuminated by white palm trees against a backdrop of the Eiffel Tower. His models at Saint Laurent literally walked on water sporting leather hot pants, ultra-mini dresses, and high cut bodysuits. Many of the ultra-sexy looks came styled with sheer dresses, caftans or hip-length velvet tunics and of course YSL’s signature “Le Smoking” jacket.
For the finale, Vaccarello sent out a procession of sheer little black dresses in longer, more glamorous lengths, some slashed to the hip, others backless. These were alternated with sequinned, skimpy swimsuits and bodysuits. Or, as the designer suggested backstage, “swimsuits”. The party-girl swimsuits, were an ode to Helmut Newton, and all the hottest models walked the runway.