At Saint Laurent, Anthony Vaccarello held his show nestled steps away from the Eiffel Tower. This season, inspired by the good girls and bad boys of Yves Saint Laurent‘s ‘90s nightlife (‘’That was when YSL was less in the street than in the ‘60s and ‘70s’’, the designer said backstage) – and with a return to the house’s original logo – the house’s quintessential body-hugging asymmetry and tailoring was upgraded with rich jewel tones, seductive detailing, and plenty of latex to go around.
Vaccarello revisited the brand’s ‘’well-behaved and overly bourgeoise elegance of the ’90s’’. There was lace, cashmere, and a whole lot of latex. That latex came in the form of body-hugging long-sleeve dresses and pants with a sleek, almost a liquid shine to them on the runway. The Saint Lauren woman ‘’loves to take risks’’, read the show notes. He also brought back fabrics from the archives that included ‘’houndstooth, panther, and polka dots patterns contrast with the shiny texture of latex’’.