Intimate, immediate, haunting – no photography format is more iconic than the Polaroid. There’s something so magical about the ability to watch a photo develop right before your eyes, the grand reveal being something so perfectly faded, so awash in nostalgia, so elegantly blurred around the edges that it naturally transforms the subject into an object of art.
Since Anthony Vaccarello arrived at Saint Laurent, nostalgia has been a platform upon which he has built his collections. Careful to honor the house codes and the well-known aesthetic of Yves Saint Laurent, Vaccarello has balanced his own unique sartorial perspective with the founder’s vision. From his brilliant accessories to his revelatory designs, no designer has modernized their iconic houses with as much respect and thoughtfulness as Vaccarello.
Case in point: the exquisite Fall/Winter 2018 collection, staged once again in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. Party-girl clothes inspired by Russian bohemia in YSL’s signature shade of black lead the collection, followed by an explosion of color found on carefully hand-beaded bouquet minidresses engineered to look like flowers. Shrouded in mysterious fedoras and finished with elegant diamanté jewelry, the Saint Laurent girl’s identity has been solidified – born from the past and modernized for the future.
Revealed in exclusive backstage Polaroid portraiture, the collection can be seen in a unique way: unretouched, pure, and vulnerable. It is a Saint Laurent collection revealed in a way that has never been seen before, allowing the viewer unfettered access to the soul of each exquisite piece.