Anthony Vaccarello has been named creative director of Yves Saint Laurent, the fashion house and parent company Kering confirmed.
“I am extremely happy to have Anthony Vaccarello take the creative helm of Yves Saint Laurent,“ said Francesca Bellettini, president and chief executive officer of Yves Saint Laurent. „His modern, pure aesthetic is the perfect fit for the maison. Anthony Vaccarello impeccably balances elements of provocative femininity and sharp masculinity in his silhouettes. He is the natural choice to express the essence of Yves Saint Laurent. I am enthusiastic about embarking on a new era with Anthony Vaccarello, and together bringing the maison further success.”
Francois-Henri Pinault,chairman and CEO of Kering, added: “I am very proud to welcome such a vivid and young force among today’s creative fashion talents to Yves Saint Laurent. Anthony Vaccarello’s unique style will greatly express the maison’s creative signature and fashion authority, building on the brand’s solid foundations, and further developing it to realise its full potential. Together with the entire Yves Saint Laurent team, Anthony Vaccarello will strongly contribute to the maison’s growing accomplishments.”
“Mr Saint Laurent is a legendary figure for his creativity, style and audacity,“ said Vaccarello. „I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the history of this extraordinary house.”
Vaccarello, 36, spent three years at Versus Versace, initially as a consultant and, since 2015, as creative director. Alongside his role at Versus, Belgian-born Vaccarello has overseen his eponymous label since 2009, known for its sexuality-laced collections of slashed and laced-up mini skirts, cleavage-baring suit jackets worn over corsets and shiny black leather outerwear.
Vaccarello’s first collection for the house will be Spring/Summer 2017, and is set to be shown in October, during Paris Fashion Week.
Source : Business of Fashion -businessoffashion.com
From Anthony Vaccarello Fall/Winter 2016 -2017 collection.