As a brand, Saint Laurent has always drawn inspiration from the grittier sides of youth culture — sex, rock 'n' roll, and a general disregard for conventional beauty. And Anthony Vaccarello’s collection this season stayed close to the DNA.
Debuting the classic Saint Laurent Le Smoking women’s suits, silk blouses, provocative see-through sweaters, and, naturally, dresses and shorts that showed a lot of leg. Unlike other brands that tend to show a massive change in aesthetics when the creative director changes, Vaccarello has kept the brand image consistent while injecting a bit of his vision into the larger picture.
Against the backdrop of a sparkling Eiffel Tower, while a row of ghostly palm trees lined the venue, it felt like a piece of Los Angeles was placed in the heart of Paris. Models strutted down the river-like runway, while Lindsay Lohan, Cindy Crawford, and Kate Moss graced the front row, cementing Saint Laurent's reputation as a staple in contemporary wardrobes—regardless if you’re actually a rocker at heart.