Breaking news: Anthony Vaccarello nominated at Saint Laurent !

A change of an era at Yves Saint Laurent announcing the arrival of Anthony Vaccarello after Hedi Slimane’s departure after a 4-year mission that has given rise to a true renewal the label. In recent years, Hedi Slimane has reformed one of the most prestigious fashion houses in the world. He has transformed the mythical logo, removed the “Yves” from Saint Laurent and added on the Paris name, and with no hesitation, moved to LA, as far away from media pressure as possible, as this designer has real taste for a certain discretion.He applied his own vision of fashion to the house, a contemporary vision with a more rock repositioning. He has given it a radiation, with undeniable commercial success, especially with the unconditional support of Monsieur Saint Laurent’s relatives.The Kering group and its chairman Francois-Henri Pinault were appointed to assure the continuation of this house’s legendary history, Anthony Vaccarello a young 33 year old Belgian wins through, who has his own brand, launched in 2009. A graduate of La Cambre, he won the Hyères Fashion Festival Grand Prize in 2006. His trademark: the mix between a sharp cut and sensuality. His masterpiece: the asymmetrical dress. He won the ANDAM prize in 2011, and is seen among his muses, Anja Rubik, Lou Doillon and Caroline de Maigret. Since January 2015, he’s headed artistic direction of Versace’s second line, Versus, and infused there a new dynamism whilst keeping the essence of the house. Hopefully he will generate this same success again, all while imposing his own style, after the departure of Hedi Slimane at Saint Laurent.Interviews from Catherine Deneuve, Salma Hayek, Pierre Bergé, Anthony Vaccarello, Caroline de Maigret, Lou DoillonCatherine Deneuve:He does radical and really interesting things. People like him really spur on the other people.Salma Hayek :He makes you feel like a rock star and I think everybody wants to feel like a rock star. Pierre Bergé: I don’t know what he brings to Saint Laurent but I know what he brings to fashion as a whole, everything is out of fashion next to him, old-fashioned and uninteresting. Anthony Vaccarello:After having won the prize, Fendi rang me to work with them thanks to a magazine article and I said to myself that’s got to help and it was those meetups back then that all contribute to what I do nowCaroline de Maigret:He embraces a Parisian, free, strong, and independent, lady in full possession of her assetsLou Doillon:He has an elegance of his own and there is a kind of violence and something chic whilst provoking his own way.Anthony Vaccarello:I find it so much better to be involved on every level rather than just to do image now. These days we want someone who is strong in image, marketing, and commercially, it’s so interesting I think it’s so much better. Music free of right: Bandit & Nikit

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