Saint Laurent

// RIVE DROITE //

SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE, a creative and cultural destination curated by Anthony Vaccarello, is opening in rue saint Honoré, Paris the 8th of June.

Named « RIVE DROITE », as a nod to SAINT LAURENT rive gauche line, that helped democratizing fashion and luxury in the sixties, the space introduces a brand new retail destination for expression, exchange and lifestyle, conceptualized by Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello.

SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE will showcase a wide range of products including exclusive pieces, limited editions, library, vintage, music, photography combined with art, performances, exhibitions, events and cultural exchanges.

Through an extensive and diversified offer from different creative and design fields, Anthony Vaccarello imagines and embraces new ways of enlarging the universe and DNA of Saint Laurent.

Located in 213, rue saint Honoré 75001 Paris, and extended at 469 Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles, SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE represents an amusing and chic version of today’s Saint Laurent universe.


// ROCK’N’ROLL HEDONISM AT SAINT LAURENT - Men's SS20 //

Anthony Vaccarello was in a sensual and seductive mood with the menswear show he unveiled in Los Angeles last night for the iconic House of Saint Laurent.

There are, in fact, several connections between the brand, Vaccarello himself and the city’s spirit, which brings bohemian nonchalance to mind. The Belgian has been traveling to California on many occasions since his teenage years, and he used a striking beach backdrop to showcase his precise vision of the Saint Laurent man.

Referencing Mick Jagger’s androgynous silhouette and his provocative style in the early 70s, the collection focused on glamorous tailoring, which was sharp but often embellished to give it a fresh and precious feel. While black dominated the color palette, shine and transparency were key within the show, keeping the simplest looks enticing. A double-breasted glitter pinstripe suit looked chic and effortless, while sheer caftans, harem pants and burnoose capes recalled Saint Laurent’s heady Marrakesh period, which was filled with laughter, parties and sumptuous decadence.

The strength of Vaccarello is to take that vision and bring it into modernity. Jackets were paired with tight, cut-off denim shorts, while bombers were covered in sequins, but worn with simple sneakers. A black shrunken waistcoat -embroidered with black beads- was styled over a crystal embellished satin shirt and paired with black skinny jeans. Mingling with the press after the show, Vaccarello confessed he had tried every single piece on and that he couldn’t wait to wear most of it. Now, that’s always a good sign.

/ Words by Philippe Pourhashemi /


// SAINT LAURENT / SELF03 BRET EASTON ELLIS //

From self, personality, to Saint Laurent.

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The intention of the project is to capture different aspects of the Saint Laurent personality, underlining the complexity of various individuals through the eyes of artists selected by Anthony Vaccarello. It represents the freedom of self-expression and conveys many different facets of the Saint Laurent attitude.

Creative disciplines across art and fashion reinforce and fuel the concept of diversity and individuality.

Self is formed by a heady mixture of attraction, ambivalence and mystery generated by photographers, artists, and filmmakers.

Bret Easton Ellis is the third artist whom Saint Laurent worked with for this project, following Daido Moriyama and Vanessa Beecroft.

The video curated by Anthony Vaccarello will be digitally disclosed in parallel with Tribeca Film Festival, taking place in New York from April 24th to May 5th.

Directed by #Bret Easton Ellis “The Arrangement” captures jealousy and obsession. A utopia is still a possibility, and the purity of love is still an option. The short movie is exploring this idea by juxtaposing the elegance of the characters world with the turmoil and dreamy confusion they are experiencing.


// SAINT LAURENT DENIM #YSL23 BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO //

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// CAN'T SAY //

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Saint Laurent releases Travis Scott’s music video for ‘Can’t Say’ featuring Don Toliver, following his performance at the Super Bowl LIII halftime show. Directed by Nathalie Canguilhem and produced by Saint Laurent, with fashion entirely from Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello. ‘Can’t Say’ is featured on Travis’ critically-acclaimed 2x RIAA certified platinum album ASTROWORLD, which garnered three 2019 Grammy nominations and scored the second-largest debut of 2018.

// #YSL21 BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO //

SAINT LAURENT SUMMER 19 #YSL21 by Anthony Vaccarello captured by Juergen Teller and featuring Freja Beha Erichsen, Abbey Lee, Julia Nobis and Mica Arganaraz.

// From SELF, personality, to SAINT LAURENT //

The intention of the project is to capture different aspects of the Saint Laurent personality, underlining the complexity of various individuals through the eyes of artists selected by Anthony Vaccarello. It represents the freedom of self-expression without censorship, and conveys many different facets of the Saint Laurent attitude. Creative disciplines across art and fashion reinforce and fuel the concept of diversity, individuality, and self-confidence through a lens free from pretense and hypocrisy. This project is an artistic commentary on society while emphasizing the core values of Saint Laurent. Self is formed by a heady mixture of attraction, ambivalence and mystery generated by photographers, artists, and filmmakers who have come together to make a confrontational statement. Daido Moriyama, the first artist with whom Saint Laurent worked with for this project, will be presented in Paris at Palais Royal from the 9th till the 11th of November during Paris Photo. The exhibition curated by Anthony Vaccarello will be presented in a light-installation accessible to the public in the Galerie d’Orléans courtyard, in front of Palais Royal garden.

// SAINT LAURENT / MEN SS19 BACKSTAGE //

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/ Photography by Rory /

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// SAINT LAURENT SHIKI-IN //

Saint Laurent will reveal 16 unique pieces at colette, which are part of a special art and photography project by world renowned Japanese artist Nobuyoshi Araki. The artist captured Anja Rubik, integrating photography and painting techniques, exclusively for Saint Laurent and Anthony Vaccarello. The series, titled “Saint Laurent Shiki-in” (lust for color), merges elements of the world of Saint Laurent with the traditional themes of Araki’s work, a key figure in the modern world culture.

All of the pieces can be pre-ordered at colette through the Taka Ishii Gallery and will then be sent from Tokyo along with Araki’s label signature and certificate of authenticity.

Beginning on December 2nd and continuing through the 20th, the exhibition will be located on colette’s mezzanine, while the range of co-signed collector pieces will be displayed on the first floor.

// ANGELS REBELS //

First look at the new Saint Laurent menswear FW17 captured by Collier Schorr and accompanied by a film directed by Nathalie Canguilhem which sees actor Lukas Ionesco play director.

// EVENING //

On November 25, 2016 La Maison Yves Saint Laurent reveals its new campaign dedicated to the first release of the Summer 2017 collection - Evening Part 1 - by Anthony Vaccarello.
Filmed in October 2016 in New York, the film features a group of young people. Nothing can stop the night. Especially not Freja, Jourdana, David, Josh, Hiandra, Cara, Selena, Sasha and Mileshka, the sensual and sensational cast of this campaign shot by Collier Schorr and filmed by Nathalie Canguilhem. 

The film’s soundtrack features the voice of Freja Beha Erichsen reading a text by Andy Warhol over Beethoven’s Symphony n°7. 

 

// EYES OF HEDI //

A inside-backstage of the latest Saint Laurent FW16-17 collection, through the eyes of Hedi Slimane himself.

 

 

/ by M.M /

//The Comeback//

The new Saint Laurent couture collection by Hedi Slimane captured inside the atelier in Paris.

Couture campaign Rue De L'Université, 2015. Picture courtesy of Saint Laurent.