Contrary to all the latest street-style trends and the blurring of gender lines, creative director of French fashion house Saint Laurent Anthony Vaccarello remains true to his style, in line with his own words: “It’s always black, always sexy.”
An additional proof of the designer moving in the right direction were thousands of the label’s fans, who didn’t get into the official extravaganza and formed a tight chain around Anthony’s favorite location—the Eiffel Tower, becoming part of the scenery for the show yet again.
The Saint Laurent Spring 2019 Ready-to-Wear collection was a repeated celebration of female sexuality, goddesslike, valorizing womanhood over faux masculinity. As an allegory, models walked along the water surface of a black catwalk, surrounded by lines of white stylized palm trees.
Traditional black was set off with refined touches of white, gold, red, electric, and warm shades of animalistic prints.
Ultimately, we were offered ideal tuxedos, tiny black dresses, flowing evening gowns, velvet jackets, corset-waisted pants, a variety of shorts from materials ranging from cheeky denim to printed leather, structural bodysuits, and sheer blouses exposing the breasts.