“I want to tell the story of Saint Laurent, of Paris—nothing more deeply than that,”
said Anthony Vaccarello, with the Eiffel Tower sparkling in the background.
One of the most impressive backdrops that we have seen for an incredibly long time, and the runway collection held its own against the glittering Tour Eiffel. Hundreds of spectators—the public and industry magnates alike—were awestruck. Vogue described it as: There were legs for miles and glamour as far as the eye could see. Ostrich feathers flew, glitter dresses glinted, duchesse satin bubbled, and boots upon more boots stomped.
“That girl of Saint Laurent—she wants to have fun. She’s not depressed. She wants to enjoy life!”
Anthony Vaccarello summed up his muse, humbly and succinctly. He appears to have passed the industry test with both focus and conviction. We cannot wait to see what this fledgling designer will evolve into under the Saint Laurent umbrella.
With lots of subtle references to this brand’s huge body of work, we saw floating, billowy-sleeved silk blouses, gold-coin–dot printed tulle tops and sparkling embroidered sequined dresses. All paired with impossibly short skirts and legs for days. And beyond sexy.