Last night, Saint Laurent presented a autumn/winter 2018 collection during Paris Fashion Week, with a Eiffel Tower only in steer by a open doors of a tented structure erected for a purpose. When Anthony Vaccarello succeeded Hedi Slimane as artistic executive of Saint Laurent in 2016, he took on Slimane’s – and a brand’s – legacies: stilettos, micro-mini hemlines, pin pointy tailored jackets and slight cigarette pants, tip to toe black – all underlined with an sincere sexiness. The house, founded in 1961, is maybe many famous for a 1966 Le Smoking tuxedo suit.
But in a dual years that have upheld given Vaccarello took adult a reins, a conform attention has changed. In this post-Weinstein era, where a conform attention is rocked by serve allegations opposite photographers, designers and stylists roughly weekly, ‘sexy’ is not a protected conform belligerent it once was.