Last night in Paris marked a new era for the Parisian house of Saint Laurent as Anthony Vaccarello put his stamp on the brand following a hugely successful four years at the hands of Hedi Slimane. Vaccarello, who put his eponymous label on hold in order to take the reigns at Saint Laurent, took the label back to its roots, playing on designs and ideas generated from the design house in the '80s. The infamous Le Smoking jacket, oversized chiffon blouses, as well as statement shoulders and bold prints, were all featured in the new collection, reminiscent of the original Saint Laurent designs. Guests arrived at the catwalk's venue and were greeted by a giant YSL logo sign, an image that has made a rare appearance over the past four years and ultimately takes the design house back to where it started. The logo featured on bags and a pair of killer heels that just rocketed themselves up to the top of everyone's wish lists. Vaccarello stated after the event that he was inspired by "the idea of Saint Laurent."
Vaccarello was announced as the new creative director in April of this year and is famously known for his stint at Versus. On Vaccarello’s appointment, CEO of Saint Laurent Francesca Bellettini stated that he "impeccably balances elements of provocative femininity and sharp masculinity in his silhouettes." Judging by what we saw on the catwalk, he's done just that.