Held off the traditional fashion calendar, the presentation of the new Saint Laurent Summer 21 collection was inspired by the spirit of the 60s and was dedicated to the freedom of movement. In the film made by Nathalie Canguilhem, lonesome slender-legged silhouettes float zigzags along the endless sand dunes on heels to the SebastiAn soundtrack. Somewhere far away, where the sky meets the earth, the YSL logo is embossed deeply in the sand.
Such a remote and lonely place of the show is inspired by the time that we are forced to live keeping social distance, as well as referring to the native and beloved places of the founder of the fashion house, an unsurpassed designer, fashion revolutionary Yves Saint Laurent. Algeria and Morocco — the countries where he was born, loved deeply, and considered his power and inspiration places.
The collection is described by comfort, ease, and sex appeal. A relaxed bottom, in the form of silk micro shorts with lace and a high rise, a reference to the lingerie aesthetics of the 60s and our “zoom calls” reality, added with a more dressy elegant top — an image that blurs the lines between home, day and evening dress code.
Inspired by the archives of the fashion house, Anthony Vaccarello transformed the Bermuda shorts from the Spring/Summer 1968 couture collection into the cycling ones, complementing them with a classic blouse with a bow.
Under a black jacket, you can notice noteworthy gold metal sconces, referring to the famous Yves Saint Laurent’s cooperation with the French sculptor Claude Lalanne, who created the breast cast of the legendary model Veruschka.
In it, the favorite muse of the couturier Veruschka von Lehndorff confidently defiled at the YSL Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 1969 show.
Sheer fabrics on the naked body quote the fashion house's rebellious past — the spirit that has always been inherent in its genius founder. They are complemented by feathers and significant jewelry from the Claude Lalanne archives.
The fashion show was closed by a touching message from Anthony Vaccarello to Yves Saint Laurent "I wish you were here".
Collage: Lesya Pakharyna