Saint Laurent and Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello unveiled the Yves Saint Laurent Women's 2023 Summer Collection in Paris last week amidst one of the most iconic backdrops in the world. YSL's Creative Director created a collection infused with the brands aesthetic codes and modern experimental motifs blending the past and the present.
As a tribute to Yves Saint Laurent and his many iconic collections, Vaccarello drew inspiration from Martha Graham's tubular sheath in her 1930 choreography Lamentation.The haute couture collection of SS 2023 was influenced by Yves Saint Laurent's numerous creations and reminiscent of the 1969 collaboration with Claude Lalanne. By extending fabric over the models' heads, he created hooded, diaphanous chiffon dresses that brought indelible modernity to 1969's collaboration with Claude Lalanne and 1985's hooded, diaphanous chiffon dresses.
There were stylish hooded 'capuche' pieces, silk jersey knit dresses, and floor-length gowns on the runway, as well as sheer tank dresses, cashmere pants, and pyjama satin looks that embodied the collection's effortless sophistication, contrasted with gold jewellery and sculptural wood, quintessentially Saint Laurent.
The terraces, fountains, and iridescent city are exaggerated to a cinematic scale, creating Vaccarello's sublime backdrop, Kate Moss, Amber Valetta, Carla Bruni Sarkozy, Hailey Bieber, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Zoe Kravitz, and Rose Park were among the celebrities that attended the show.