Saint Laurent‘s Rive Droite concept stores have become quite the destination, offering continuous collaborative drops that have so far included branded toy cars, speakers and skate decks. Now, Anthony Vaccarello is upping the ante by opening an in-store café on 15th September.
While offering up some particularly tasty pastries and drinks, needless to say, this ain’t your normal coffee spot. Firstly, when you purchase a coffee, scan the QR code on the cup and you’ll be linked to the weekly Saint Laurent music soundtrack. Secondly, look around, you’re surrounded by incredible African art pieces from Galerie Lucas Ratton, curated by Anthony Vaccarello.
Timing with Paris’ Parcours Des Mondes art fair, pieces on display include ritual objects used during ceremonies in order to protect and rule the societies, a terracotta statuette from Mali and an Ashanti tabouret piece. While taking centre-stage is a rare Senufo hornbill bird sculpture from Ivory Coast, a mythical and sacred bird believed to be one of the first animals to appear on earth, this piece was the first African object bought by Monsieur Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé in 1960 from Charles Ratton, Lucas Ratton’s great uncle.
Authentic African masks will also be available for sale – the perfect combo alongside an éclair.