A few months after showing his womenswear show in February with a glittering Eiffel Tower as a backdrop (for the second time, no big deal), Anthony Vaccarello debuted his first Saint Laurent menswear show — since joining the label in 2016 — just last week. The creative director went against the current stream of New York exodus, opting to show in the Big Apple instead of Paris, its customary city.
Still, it wasn’t any less spectacular. Staged with a gleaming marble runway at Liberty Park in New Jersey, and featuring a ritzy Manhattan skyline in place of the Eiffel Tower, the show and the afterparty were a remake of Yves Saint Laurent’s storied Opium fragrance launch party in 1978 at the exact same location. The collection itself was a contemporary nod to the ’70s hedonistic Studio 54 days: Crushed velvet tuxedos, glossy patent leather trousers, bare torsos splattered with silver glitter.
Back in Paris, Emma Stone and Jaden Smith presented the winning title of 2018’s LVMH Prize to Japanese streetwear label, Doublet. Hot on the heels of Supreme’s recent CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year win, streetwear is firmly shaping up to not just be a prolonged trend, but the future of fashion.
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(Main image: Corey Tenold; featured image: Nina Westervelt)