Glamorous is an understatement when it comes to Yves Saint Laurent’s recent SS23 at Paris Fashion Week. And of course, YSL creative director Anthony Vaccarello, provides us with an immaculate event… Only made better by the majestic sight of the Eiffel Tower.

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Considering his six-year reign as creative director of the house, Anthony Vaccarello never fails to exceed our expectations. Especially when it comes to the French luxury fashion house, Saint Laurent.

Elegance and Subtle Simplicity

Sensuality, minimalism, and elegance – all qualities the label has been long recognised for, have been of utmost importance to Vaccarello, and these have been dominant aspects of all his collections since starting as the brand’s designer.

And although his collections reflect a subtle simplicity, this definitely doesn’t stop Vaccarello from presenting the pieces on the most extravagant of runways! Per Hypebeast, “For Fall 2022, Saint Laurent took to the streets of Paris with a showcase submerged in a romantic breeze. In the menswear department, the label recently travelled to the Agafay desert with a collection emblazoned in sharp tailoring and tantalizing motifs”.

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However, despite the Spring/Summer 2023 collection being based in Saint Laurent’s home city, it did not keep Vaccarello from putting on one of the house’s most unmissable of shows – according to HYPEBEAST, “backdropped by none other than the Eiffel Tower itself, Saint Laurent took to the spectacularly dramatic Jardins du Trocadéro and Fontaine de Varsovie.”

Celebrity Glamour and Parisian Style

From black wooden chairs bordering the main fountain to soft lighting that embellished the house’s customary statue, to celebrity attendees including Kate Moss, Amber Valletta and a few K-pop stars, there was so much about this show that truly put Parisian glamour under the spotlight. And of course, we can’t forget about the waterworks that stunned the crowds, leaving this show to be a YSL triumph – the prettiest runway since Vaccarello took charge.

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The collection itself, however, brought out a new side of YSL. Whilst still maintaining the house’s minimalistic attributes, Vaccarello was able to introduce a notion of sexy glamour in his Spring/ Summer 23 collection.

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Through hooded dresses, exaggerated shoulders and floor-length coats, and fine qualities cut from fitted dresses, Vaccarello gave us an upbeat, sophisticated collection, appropriate for Parisian nights – just what the show resembled.

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