Undoubtably, one of this season’s stand-out shows came from Anthony Vaccarello. Taking up his usual spot at the Trocadero fountains, the designer installed white faux palm trees by French artist Vincent Lamouroux alongside a water-filled runway, all backdropped by a shimmering Eiffel Tower (on the hour).
As models splashed and stomped their way down the runway, Vaccarello’s latest Saint Laurent collection payed homage to the house’s eminent founder. Taking cues from Yves’ seminal and scandalous 1971 spring haute couture show, here Vaccarello presented his own contemporary codes of female liberation and strength via a rock ’n’ roll swagger. Cue louche, silk blouses, velvet military jackets, kaftan and a stunning finale of embellished evening-cum-swimwear.
If you weren’t lucky enough to attend the event, here’s the next best thing: a full video of the show from start to finish. So turn off the lights, dial the volume to maximum and pretend your sat front row knee-to-knee with Kate Moss. Now all you need is the clobber.