Saint Laurent - Women's Autumn-Winter 2017/18 collection in Paris (with interviews)

Creative and Image Director : Anthony VaccarelloLocation : Rue de Bellechasse, the new social headquarters of Yves Saint Laurent, always undergoing restoration. Scaffolding installed in the outside courtyard of the old Penthémont Abbey with grey marble benches on which the guests sit in the cold of Paris Fashion Week’s first evening.Collection: Second show for the Belgian designer who succeeded Hedi Slimane.A young, sexy, vigorous collection consisting of mini dresses, miniskirts, embellished with ruffles, asymmetric cuts with square shoulders. A clear and sharpened silhouette. A collection around matte or bright leather and the luminous materials. The colours are deep with wintery tints. (black/cognac). Masculine spirit for the ample trousers and leather blousons. The men and the women are shown together. Focus: On removable leather glove-sleeves lined with sheep skin or on the ball sleeves of certain chiffon blouses.The whole finale sparkling with short, bustier dresses embroidered with rhinestones and sequins in the couture spirit. To note : the thigh high boots or high boots creased on the leg, a red flower around the neck,(which echoes the red heart that Mr Saint Laurent liked to put on his favourite model.)In the first row : the top models :Kate Moss, Eva Herzigova, Amber Valletta, the VIPSs : Catherine Deneuve, Lou Doillon and Pierre Bergé.Interviews:Eva Herzigova:I have known Anthony for a few years and he’s an amazing designer, and I think what he’s bringing to Saint Laurent is fresh, exciting, and modern and sexy, and young and kind of how young women want to dressSaint Laurent is one of the most prestigious fashion houses in the world, and it just means chic and sexiness to me and luxury, to see it revamped and see it in a new light is so exciting I think it’s very modern nowLou Doillon :I like these clothes a lot, they’re very strong, for a very audacious woman, a woman who is quite sure of herself.Amber Valletta :It’s pretty beautiful when there are evident facts happening, and it’s true that from the first show we knew that there was absolutely no concern and for me who spotted hil almost ten years ago now, it’s true that we immediately recognised a very, very precise line. And it’s true that he highlights everything that I’ve always loved: the shoulders, the collar bone, the legs and finally when I think back now, it’s very Saint Laurent in fact. Music from the show (only to be used in the context of the show, protected by the right to information.)

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