For the Saint Laurent Resort 2021 collection, Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello takes on prints, a first for him with pop-art blooms, a very Parisian matrix of polka dots, and a graphic daisy motif sourced from the house’s archive.
Vaccarello gives his own nod to the ’40s and ’70s decade mash-up, with several looks paired with his update of platform sandals which are redolent of Yves Saint Laurent’s iconic—and at the time, super controversial—ode to the 1940s that he showed in 1971.
That glorious Frederick’s of Hollywood vibe lingerie begins here with an armoire’s worth of lace and silk camisoles and slips, executed with the kind of vintage-y perfection, Their fretted delicacy lends a bit of softness to the likes of faded blue jeans, gilt-button cable-knit cardigans, and yet more of those shorts, cut from gleaming pliant leather.
The underwear and hose styling of much of this pre-collection is pretty much just that; Vaccarello’s take on the the state of indoor dressing. As Vaccarello puts it: “At home…[it’s] the easy and effortless attitude you have in an intimate and comfortable environment.”
The pieces from the collection reflect a certain buoyancy and optimism with those sharp, smart-investment jackets and the abbreviated print dresses and those impeccably cut trench coats, which Vaccarello shot a whole campaign on with the iconic and incredible Catherine Deneuve.