Here’s a First Look at Anthony Vaccarello’s Work for Saint Laurent
If you’re still mourning Hedi Slimane’s departure from Saint Laurent, it’s officially time to move on.
On Friday, roughly two months after the brand deleted all images from its Instagram account, three nondescript videos were shared on the social media platform, offering a first-ever glimpse at what to expect from newly tapped Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello’s work at the helm of the storied Parisian clothier.
In each video, three distinct models pose through a black-and-white lens that simply captures their natural beauty and a tiny glimmer of clothing that finds one camera-favorite dressed in a black bandeau top and what appears to be matching pants. Interestingly enough, the branding is kept to the minimal “Saint Laurent” signage Slimane implemented over the traditional “YSL.” Vaccarello himself shared an additional image from the shoot.
According to WWD, the new project, photographed by Collier Schorr, is part of a new campaign that the brand plans to unveil on June 20, when additional portraits of new models will debut on YSL’s website and Instagram account. We can expect “black and white portraits of individuals and couples” and “a hint of the future of the house,” in addition to “15 new faces, shot in Paris,” according to YSL.
Vaccarello is known for his ultra sexy aesthetic, with a rich design background as creative director at Versus Versace and at his own brand, and this new portfolio, sans much clothing, appears to follow a similar, yet darker, moodier, seductive vein. Vaccarello will make his official runway debut for Saint Laurent in October during Paris Fashion Week.