For Saint Laurent's fall 2019 show, Anthony Vaccarello reportedly spent six months getting the high-volume proportions of the rocker chic silhouettes just right. Along with that, Vaccarello took inspiration from strong women, heritage collections and moments from the brand (see the now iconic "Scandal" collection of Spring 1971 for reference to the unique, structured volumes). The end of the show thrilled the audience when the light turned to black to showcase the bright whites and maximalist neons in the collection. Here's everything else you need to know about the show.
The strongest silhouette of the collection were the wider padded shoulders seen on coats, jackets, blazers, leashes jackets and smoking suits. The exaggerated forms recalled vintage shapes from the 1970s and 1980s.
True to Vaccarello form, there were plenty of exposed nipples. Necklines were plunging, knits were completely sheer and rocker blazers were styled with nothing underneath.
Shorts: the unexpected winter comeback staple, in the hands of Vaccarello. To make them more modern and rock and roll, they were styled with Swiss dot tights, boots and a plethora of bohemian spun scarves and low cut tops.
There were so many sexy little little black dresses we almost lost count. What made them interesting and less repetitive however, was the extreme variety. Flared, tiered, with wavy necklines and tulle — they were all there.
The label surprised guests at the end by turning on the black light to illuminate whites and neons. The bright highlighted greens and oranges (a trend we saw earlier at Marine Serre) were electric on the runway in an almost poetic way.
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