words by Diamonique Oseana

Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello once again captivates the fashion world with its latest showcase at Paris Fashion Week.

As the lights dim and anticipation fills the air, against the backdrop of boudoir-like chamber (a reference to the salons along avenue Marceau), attendees prepare themselves for an unforgettable journey. Embracing the see-through theme with unparalleled finesse, Saint Laurent presents a runway extravaganza that exudes confidence and sophistication. Reinterpreting Saint Laurent’s signature transparency, the fabrics dissolves like a mist as a result of the fusion of the clothes and skin.

Alongside the impeccable use of sheer fabrics, the collection included pieces of satin, rubber-like coats, an abundance of marabou feathers, and tailored blazers and pantsuits.

With a nod to the past, referencing Marilyn Monroe’s naked dress and remnants of Yves Saint Laurent’s 1968 sheer designs, and a vision for the future, each piece in the collection epitomizes elegance with a modern twist. Challenging the structures of feminine respectability and sophistication, Saint Laurent poses a thought-provoking inquiry: can purity be provocative?

As Yves Saint Laurent once said: “Nothing is more beautiful than a naked body.”