For Anthony Vaccarello, the Saint Laurent Pre-Fall 2021 collection features his examinations of the legacy and heritage of YSL, which he makes resonant and meaningful for today with a casual imprint on even the most formal of looks.
A case in point: Vaccarello’s “opening” look, a gorgeously tailored jacket, very ’80s Saint Laurent. He makes it part rural fantasia—a tweedy check so countrified you can almost hear the clip-clop of hooves in the stables—and part urban cool. That jacket gets partnered with more checked pieces: a low-fastened shirt, a glimpse of gold jewelry flashing from underneath; pants tucked into long wader-like black leather boots.
Take the YSL-isms—the mannish trench, the silky blouse, the jaunty culotte, the fluffy chubby, the lace hosiery that’s as dark as midnight—and recontextualize every single last one of them. That comes from pairing them with faded jeans cut lean with a kick at the ankles; black or gray leather shorts; and vintage-y vests and belted short coats. And it most definitely comes from the newest iteration of Vaccarello’s perennial long-legged silhouette: a hybrid of pant and boot in denim or ivory glove leather or, in a daring, gleaming black vinyl worn with a ruffle-bibbed white tuxedo shirt.
The collection features the Saint Laurent legacy while yearning for structure, but freedom; comfort, but not sloppiness; dressing.
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