About Saint Laurent
For Anthony Vaccarello, the solution to the problem of going forward at Saint Laurent came from going back. Le Smoking with its incredibly slim cut, rocker-chic leather jackets, mannish vests, and sweeping hippie-style dresses inspired by Yves Saint Laurent’s famed love of Morocco.
The new SLP creative director would be foolish not to take heed of his predecessor. Slimane, in his four years in charge, was commercial dynamite for the brand.
Vaccarello’s aesthetic shares a certain rock’n’roll sensibility with Slimane’s indie-influenced work. But at both his own brand and work with Versus, his designs are more brazenly sexy.