Saint Laurent SS17: The Papacy is in the Details

by Olivia Moreau

The house of Saint Laurent has been in transition. Anthony Vaccarello took on the reigns of the fabled house and this was his first outing as the creative director. He did not disappoint more importantly he did not remove himself from the history of Saint Laurent while trying something new. He took on the classic Saint Laurent aesthetics and went minimalist, geometric on them. Some of the dresses came out raw and in transition just like the house, some of the dresses came out outright trimmed off, but all of them bear the signature of the transition. While this was not the most amazing Saint Laurent show to date, it was was a show that would be the foundation of a lot of amazing things to come from Saint Laurent. This was almost like looking at a creative universe being built piece by piece (and in some cases cut piece by piece). And what artist would not love watching that. By the time Vaccarello gets done with Saint Laurent it may end up being one of the most fashion forward houses on the planet. It has the history and by the looks of it, it also has future. 


Olivia Moreau is a Sorbonne educated parisian journalist and blogger. She routinely writes on the history of aesthetics and its impact on fashion