Anthony Vaccarello chose to hold his debut show for Saint Laurent in the impressive surroundings of a palatial building site—a former monastery, later a military headquarters, which has been derelict in the heart of Paris and is now being restored as the Saint Laurent headquarters. The background worked for Vaccarello as a trope for his entry into the house. “It’s a work in progress,” he said at a preview—a modest, realistic statement from a guy not given to bombastic assertions. As a fun spin on ’80s logo-mania, there was a pair of heels spelling out “YSL” and earrings to match. Surely there will be much more of that sort of thing in the vast showrooms—products that have always supported the runway show. It’s too soon to call a verdict on Vaccarello in his new role; the job in this massive brand is as much directing teams and generating myriad ideas for merchandise as it is designing. Time will tell what kind of leader he’s to be, and the proof will be in what really fills the shops. For the go-to in impeccable tailoring, Saint Laurent’s classic blazer is a wardrobe must. The black grain de poudre jacket is expertly crafted in Italy to a slim silhouette, and finished with lustrous stain lapels and one button closure for a timeless polish. Honour the memory of the iconic look and wear it with cropped trousers and sleek heels. Alternatively, add a sleek edge to your evening edit with Saint Laurent’s black-cropped blazer. It’s meticulously crafted in Italy from smooth gaberdine, and finished with satin lapels to outline the cropped slim-fitting silhouette. Style it with leather trousers, an oversized clutch, and pin-thin heels for a polished look. Tap into this seasons must-have bomber style with Saint Laurent’s Teddy jacket. The saffron rouge jacket is detailed with ribbed cuffs and hemline and finished with a zipper closure. It’s meticulously crafted in Italy from heavyweight wool-blend for a relaxed fit, and lined in satin for added softness. Make it your new-off-duty favourite. Surpassing even its own high standards of Parisian elegance, Saint Laurent’s black shift dress, has lustrous lace sleeves with a crew neckline, which is balanced by puff shoulder details. Slip it on with a glamorous shoulder bag and stiletto heels for an alluring evening look.
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