Designer Anthony Vaccarello just presented his latest collection for the Parisian house
Closing day two of Paris Fashion Week AW19 was Anthony Vaccarello with his latest vision for the house of Saint Laurent. With David Byrne-esque power shoulders seemingly set to make a comeback next season, and a neon-lit, ravey finale to finish, here’s everything you need to know.
THERE WAS A LIGHT SHOW
Setting-wise, Saint Laurent shows have been getting more and more impressive season on season: take the AW19 presentation for example, when models strut their way down a water-filled runway. This time around, the audience sat facing a two-way mirror behind which thousands of lightbulbs began flashing as things kicked off.
SHOULDER PADS ARE BACK, BABY
As worn by the likes of Kaia Gerber and Adut Akech, the first few looks of the show served up some sexy 80s film noir vibes via mega wide-shouldered coats (paired with mini skirts and sheer tights, of course). Also on the line-up were see-through mesh tops, vinyl blazers, leopard and leather short-shorts, and sparkly, ruffled party dresses. Finishing off looks were huge fluffy wraps, skinny silk scarves, and more than a few pairs of chic wayfarer-style glasses.
THE HEELS WERE V V V HIGH
Like, so high we feel we should take a moment to give major props to the models – none of whom even stumbled. Bravo.
THE BOYS WORE BLACK
Despite the fact this was the womenswear show, there were still a few menswear looks on the line-up. As always, Anthony Vaccarello was doing what Anthony Vaccarello does best: skinny tailoring, boxy leather jackets, New Wave-esque slim ties and sunglasses, in a palette of black, black, and more black, and worn by rock-y looking boys including Lennon Gallagher.
IT ALL GOT PRETTY RAVEY AT THE END
Right when the finale was due, a group of models walked out behind the glass. With UV providing the only lighting besides the flashing bulbs, their looks were illuminated and glowed vividly. A parade of sculptural neon dresses, followed by some seriously huge feather trimmed pieces, marked the actual end of the show for another season.