The boys got in on the fun at this season’s Saint Laurent show, which mixed men’s and women’s looks for the first time. Designer Anthony Vaccarello dressed both sexes in cool, concert-ready attire. The men wore skintight vinyl trousers and Brando-esque aviator jackets.
For women, there was Bowie-worthy all-over glitter, glinting ruched metallics, exaggerated silhouettes, and crazy Tron-like shapes. The designer is definitely riding the ’80s-excess wave that is everywhere right now.
Vaccarello is known for his daring slit gowns, and he showed one with scrunched leather boots and a matching leather rosette. That milk-chocolate-colored leather was a running theme, also showing up on shearling jackets-cum-mini-dresses and an abbreviated skirt and shirtdress – Vaccarello’s souped-up version of aviatrix style. The look, on Mica Argañaraz, was one of the most Instagrammed of the night.
But there was a romantic side to even out the hard-edged moments, which came through in ruffled gowns, lace, and floral motifs. Why wear a simple choker when you can wear a rosette around your neck?