Saint Laurent Spring 2018 - Runway Review
September 26, 2017
Drama! Drama! Drama! Anthony Vaccarello spun a jaw-dropping tale for his Saint Laurent spring show. A massive setup built out below the Trocadero announced the venue for his open-air show, a sparkling Eiffel Tower as its backdrop. In front of hundreds of seated spectators, Vaccarello delivered one awestruck moment after another -- and we're not just talking about the scenery.
There were legs for miles and glamour as far as the eye could see. The splendor of it all was almost too much to absorb. Capitalizing on all that Yves Saint Laurent has stood for -- the chic, the erotic, the liberation -- this collection was particularly soulful given the recent passing of the namesake designer's business partner, Pierre Berge (both men national heroes). Ostrich feathers flew, glitter dresses glinted, duchesse satin bubbled and boots upon more boots stomped. This seamless journey tugged at the heartstrings, its journey from Marrakech through to the Saint Laurent couture atelier a walk down memory lane. All the touchstones were there: billowy-sleeved silk blouses, gold-coin-dot printed tops, sequined party dresses -- all of it accessorized with an endless march of fabulous boots.
Of his bold, bright and brilliant collection, Vaccarello summed it up succinctly: “That girl of Saint Laurent—she wants to have fun,” he said in his notes. “She’s not depressed. She wants to enjoy life!”