Earlier this season, Anthony Vaccarello tapped cult cinema icon Vincent Gallo to front his Saint Laurent SS18 campaign, photographed in black and white by David Sims. Now comes part two of the series – featuring a video of Gallo soundtracked by The Velvet Underground’s Venus in Furs.
And, like this season’s womenswear equivalent, featuring Yves Saint Laurent’s original muse Betty Catroux, Vaccarello is taking his cue from the house’s storied archives: Rewind eleven years, and you might remember Gallo fronting Stefano Pilati’s 2007 menswear campaign, shot by Jeff Burton. This new imagery sees Gallo suited and booted in three of Vaccarello’s key pieces: a beaded zebra print bomber, a sequinned butterfly velour jacket and a leather biker with snakeskin detailing.
Best known for directing and starring in 1998 cult flick Buffalo 66 – in which a troubled young man, played by Gallo himself, kidnaps a girl (Christina Ricci) and makes her pretend to be his adoring wife on a rare trip home to see his parents – and indie roadtrip romance, The Brown Bunny (2003), Gallo has been quiet lately having not starred in a film since 2013.
But hardened Gallophiles don’t worry, his wacky, personal website is still live and still offering everything from vintage film posters to Gallo’s own sperm for a small sum of $1m.