Naomi Campbell closes Saint Laurent spring 2020 show

Naomi Campbell closed Saint Laurent’s spring/summer 2020 Paris Fashion Week show on Tuesday night. The iconic supermodel wowed the crowd, which included models Kate Moss, Eva Herzigova, Cindy Crawford, and Amber Valletta as well as celebrities like Sal…

Naomi Campbell closed Saint Laurent’s spring/summer 2020 Paris Fashion Week show on Tuesday night.

The iconic supermodel wowed the crowd, which included models Kate Moss, Eva Herzigova, Cindy Crawford, and Amber Valletta as well as celebrities like Salma Hayek, Rami Malek, Andie MacDowell, and Ezra Miller, as she closed creative director Anthony Vaccarello’s latest presentation.

She strutted down the long runway in front of the Eiffel Tower wearing a black sequinned blazer jacket and matching trousers – a nod to the French fashion house’s famous Le Smoking suit – and black pointed ankle strap pumps with gold tips.

The 49-year-old shared footage of herself walking in the shimmering suit and wrote on Instagram, “Closing @ysl Spring Summer 2020 tonight was an honour! Thank you @anthonyvaccarello & @pg_dmcasting.”

Naomi had hinted at her appearance earlier in the day by sharing throwback footage of herself walking the YSL runway for the Couture Spring 2002 show and another snap of herself on the runway with Yves Saint Laurent himself.

“Mr. Yves Saint Laurent, you believed in me and stood by my side when I needed it most! Grateful for you and for all the memories we’ve made together over the years. Kind-hearted, creative genius and fashion visionary! We miss you dearly,” she wrote in the caption.

The show marked Naomi’s first appearance for a fashion house for spring/summer 2020. Earlier this month, she walked the runway for her annual charity event, Fashion for Relief, during London Fashion Week.

For his spring/summer 2020 collection, Vaccarello channelled rocker chic, festival style, and bohemian looks, with the collection featuring gold paisley embroidered dresses, chiffon blouses, and peasant-style smocks.

The models, which included Kaia Gerber and Stella Tennant, also donned micro shorts, cut-off jeans, waistcoats, cowboy boots, and tuxedo ensembles.

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Patti Smith set to front Saint Laurent campaign – report

Punk poet Patti Smith is reportedly the face of Saint Laurent’s spring 2020 campaign.The French fashion house’s creative director Anthony Vaccarello has selected the 72-year-old rocker to front the imagery, according to editors at Page Six Style, with …

Punk poet Patti Smith is reportedly the face of Saint Laurent’s spring 2020 campaign.

The French fashion house’s creative director Anthony Vaccarello has selected the 72-year-old rocker to front the imagery, according to editors at Page Six Style, with photographer Steven Sebring to helm the photoshoot in New York City later this month.

Sebring has a special relationship with Smith, as he first photographed her in 1995 for Spin magazine and directed 2008 documentary, Patti Smith: Dream of Life.

And the Because the Night hitmaker isn’t the first musician to land an ad campaign for the luxury label. Under previous creative director Hedi Slimane, stars including Courtney Love, Marilyn Manson, Daft Punk, and Joni Mitchell modelled in Saint Laurent ads.

While back in April, Vaccarello announced that he had chosen Keanu Reeves to star in the fall 2019 menswear campaign.

The three black-and-white shots, captured by fashion photographer David Sims, depict the 55-year-old wearing a black leather aviator jacket with a shearling collar, a pinstripe suit and aviator sunglasses, as well as a classic motorcycle jacket.

Meanwhile, Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard was named as the face of the fall/winter 2019 campaign in May.

The 16-year-old appears in another slick photoshoot by Sims, where he poses in a skinny two-piece suit styled with high-shine leather boots.

In another image, the young actor, who plays Mike Wheeler in the hit Netflix series, is seen wearing a striped shirt with a tie, leather jacket, and sunglasses.

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Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth and Keanu Reeves among guests at Saint Laurent show

Anthony Vaccarello’s latest Saint Laurent show attracted a whole host of mega stars, with Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth and new brand ambassador, Keanu Reeves. Taking place on the Paradise Cove beach in Malibu, on Thursday, a line-up of A-list stars t…

Anthony Vaccarello’s latest Saint Laurent show attracted a whole host of mega stars, with Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth and new brand ambassador, Keanu Reeves.

Taking place on the Paradise Cove beach in Malibu, on Thursday, a line-up of A-list stars took their place on the front row, with 21 Savage, Amber Heard, Sebastian Stan, Charlie Puth, Evan Peters, Laura Dern, Lakeith Stanfield and Luka Sabbat joining the sandy setting.

On the fashion front was Amber Valletta, Hailey Bieber and Anja Rubik.

Vaccarello’s Spring/Summer 2020 collection took inspiration from Mick Jagger’s swaggering ‘70s style, which was seen on garments like satin shirts, drain pipe trousers and skinny scarves.

“I tried to connect Mick in the ‘70s with L.A., which I think is the new Marrakech,” Vaccarello told Vogue. “I think Marrakech has become over-used and too touristy, in a way. I always saw Los Angeles as a new Marrakech.”

Like the clothes seen on the catwalk, many of the show’s guests went for unisex looks, almost all donning black garments.

“There’s a quality of life we don’t have in Paris, in England, or anywhere else,” the designer explained of the L.A. setting. “The people I’ve met here are very gender-fluid, very relaxed.”

Absent from Thursday’s proceedings was Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard, who was unveiled as a Saint Laurent model in May.

The 16-year-old fronts the Fall/Winter 2019 campaign, and was snapped by photographer David Sims dressed in a Saint Laurent’s signature look of a skinny two-piece suit styled with high-shine leather boots.

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Saint Laurent set to drop capsule collections with Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter

Fashion’s newest partnership is an exciting one – Saint Laurent is teaming up with both Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter on two capsule collections.The lines will drop on 13 May, with woemsnswear, menswear, shoes and accessories all on offer.Saint Laurent,…

Fashion’s newest partnership is an exciting one – Saint Laurent is teaming up with both Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter on two capsule collections.

The lines will drop on 13 May, with woemsnswear, menswear, shoes and accessories all on offer.

Saint Laurent, headed up by creative director Anthony Vaccarello, is known for its edgy silhouettes and androgynous offerings, which will be seen through the new capsule collections. A heritage music note print runs through the items, with nods to styles from the ‘60s to the ‘90s.

“We spotted the trend of genderless dressing emerging over the past few seasons, and never has this idea felt more relevant,” Elizabeth von der Goltz, global buying director at Net-a-Porter, commented. “We see Saint Laurent as the genesis of this movement, and the perfect partner for our joint exclusive capsule celebrating androgynous dressing at Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter.”

The womenswear Net-a-Porter collaboration will consist of 29 pieces, 21 of which will be ready-to-wear, and eight non-apparel. A leather jacket, jeans, denim jacket, tops, dresses, bags and shoes all feature, with prices ranging from $275 (£211) for a cardholder to $6,500 (£5,000) for a sequined minidress.

Over at Mr Porter, there will be 14 items of clothing, two accessories and a pair of shoes, with prices starting at $275 and going up to $4,990 (£3,838).

The news comes shortly after John Wick star Keanu Reeves was unveiled as the new face of the luxury French label. He fronts Saint Laurent’s fall 2019 menswear campaign.

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Keanu Reeves unveiled as new face of Saint Laurent

Keanu Reeves is branching out into the world of fashion as the face of Saint Laurent’s Fall 2019 menswear campaign. The Matrix star’s latest venture was announced by the luxury brand’s creative director Anthony Vaccarello on Tuesday (30Apr19) in a s…

Keanu Reeves is branching out into the world of fashion as the face of Saint Laurent’s Fall 2019 menswear campaign.

The Matrix star’s latest venture was announced by the luxury brand’s creative director Anthony Vaccarello on Tuesday (30Apr19) in a series of images of the actor looking chic in the label’s signature clothing.

The three black and white shots, captured by fashion photographer David Sims, capture chilled Reeves wearing a black leather aviator jacket with a shearling collar, a pinstripe suit and aviator sunglasses, and a classic motorcycle jacket.

Reeves joins a long list of celebrities, who have served as ambassadors for the label, including Travis Scott and Zoe Kravitz, and the new style role could not have come at a better time for the action hunk – he is currently in tip-top shape after completing his role as a hitman in

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.

Reeves had to devote himself to intense workout routines with his trainer, Patrick Murphy, who tells Men’s Journal magazine the actor’s impressive new physique came about through dedication.

“Keanu is an animal,” Murphy says. “I never have to convince him to do another rep. But our workouts are designed to make him feel good and strong, not destroy him, because he is getting so beat up during the shoot as it is.”

He adds, “I am always blown away by his level of commitment. There are no quick edits to save him, he is stunt fighting with dozens of guys at a time, and really selling it. By the end of filming he is almost as battered and bruised as the character he is playing. There is the heart of a warrior in there.”

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Saint Laurent shines bright with glow in the dark creations during PFW show

Saint Laurent showcased glow in the dark creations in what was a fun and exciting Paris Fashion Week presentation on Tuesday (26Feb19).Creative director Anthony Vaccarello went all out with the Saint Laurent fall 2019 collection, with neon shoes, dress…

Saint Laurent showcased glow in the dark creations in what was a fun and exciting Paris Fashion Week presentation on Tuesday (26Feb19).

Creative director Anthony Vaccarello went all out with the Saint Laurent fall 2019 collection, with neon shoes, dresses and sunglasses all shining bright when the runway was lit with purple ultraviolet light towards the end of the show.

Among the most eye-catching looks was an ostrich feathered minidress, which turned into black and pink stripes under the ultraviolet light, and a pair of acid orange pumps.

The glow in the dark pieces were just one aspect of the Eighties trend Vaccarello explored with his new collection. Structured shoulders are part of the new YSL silhouette, with a stunning cream coat and jewelled top among the items which sported exaggerated shoulders. Pants were noticeably absent from the collection, with Saint Laurent instead showcasing tiny skirts and shorts worn over polka dot tights as part of their take on power dressing.

Saint Laurent wasn’t the only big name to showcase at Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday. Stars including newly-engaged Jennifer Lawrence flocked to the front row of the Dior show, where Maria Grazia Chiuri paid “homage to the alchemist of elegance and beauty, Karl Lagerfeld”, according to the show notes. Chanel legend Lagerfeld died earlier this month, aged 85.

Chiuri took inspiration from the concept of sorority for Dior’s new collection, and presented her new take on 50’s femininity as she debuted pieces such as full skirts and an updated version of the traditional ballgown.

Each and every model wore a Stephen Jones-designed bucket hat, many of which included a net veil covering the eyes, with checked raincoats and black wellington boots also proving that the Dior girl is more than prepared for an autumn shower.

Feminist slogan T-shirts were also a standout piece on the runway, with models sporting tops featuring slogans such as “Sisterhood Is Global”, “Sisterhood is Powerful” and “Sisterhood is Forever”, referring to feminist texts by American poet Robin Morgan.

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Saint Laurent serves up rocker chic for spring 19

Saint Laurent has dished up a series of rocker-inspired outfits for its latest collection.  The French luxury fashion house, helmed by creative director Anthony Vaccarello, unveiled its spring/summer 2019 line outside the Eiffel Tower as part of Paris…

Saint Laurent has dished up a series of rocker-inspired outfits for its latest collection.  

The French luxury fashion house, helmed by creative director Anthony Vaccarello, unveiled its spring/summer 2019 line outside the Eiffel Tower as part of Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday night (25Sep18), with celebrities such as Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss, Amber Valletta, Carla Bruni, Nicole Richie, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Salma Hayek and Lindsay Lohan all in attendance.

With a line of palm trees set up beside the water-covered runway, the show opened with a model sporting a black tuxedo, unbuttoned white shirt and snakeskin boots.

A number of androgynous ensembles followed, including a waistcoat and trouser combination and a white pinstripe blazer that was paired with a denim shirt and black leggings.

Vaccarello evoked a rocker chic vibe with the inclusion of denim shorts, black minidresses with plunging necklines, belted tunics, silk blouses and felt hats.

The collection was heavy on black and white garments too, though towards the middle of the presentation, the fashion star introduced some colour, such as a red velvet jacket, a strapless cobalt blue minidress with silver star appliques and floral print minidresses with plunging necklines and exaggerated shoulders.

Highlights of the line included a gold chainmail cape, a black sequin romper with frill detail and a black chiffon gown.

Kaia Gerber rocked the runway in a pearl white blazer, black shorts, round sunglasses and white platform heels, while other models sported body suits made out of leopard print or sequin fabric.

To conclude, Vaccarello presented a parade of elegant black looks, with the spectacle ending with a model wearing a black suit with a long tuxedo-style jacket featuring satin lapels.

Paris Fashion Week continues on Wednesday with shows from Mugler, Dries Van Noten and Kenzo.

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Russian supermodels cover 20th-anniversary issue of Vogue Russia

Irina Shayk, Natalia Vodianova and Natasha Poly have been tapped to star on the cover of Vogue Russia to mark the publication’s 20th anniversary.The fashion publication, helmed by editor-in-chief Masha Fedorova, was launched in 1998 and is credited wit…

Irina Shayk, Natalia Vodianova and Natasha Poly have been tapped to star on the cover of Vogue Russia to mark the publication’s 20th anniversary.

The fashion publication, helmed by editor-in-chief Masha Fedorova, was launched in 1998 and is credited with helping Russian women keep informed on style and trends.

To celebrate 20 years in circulation, Russian supermodels Irina, Natalia and Natasha have been shot by photographer Giampaolo Sgura, with the cover image depicting them walking barefoot in a grand hallway while sporting floral Saint Laurent minidresses from designer Anthony Vaccarello’s latest collection.

“CELEBRATION! SEPTEMBER ISSUE…..@voguerussia 20th ANNIVERSARY with the most beautiful Russian Girls,” Giampaolo captioned a snap of the cover on his Instagram page. “What can you do when u have to shoot the most beautiful girls in the world together (sic) ????? Ask them to be themselves…..thx (thanks) GIRLS it was a Blast!”

In addition, each of the models were photographed separately for individual cover images, with Franco Gobbi in charge of the hairstyles and make-up artist Helene Vasnier heading up the glam squad.

For her image, Irina is seen posing in a figure-hugging black Versace dress which gives a glimpse of her Intimissimi undergarment.

“So happy wearing my favourite @versace @intimissimiofficial on my second September anniversary cover Thank u @giampaolosgura @mashavoguerussia.. and @tracycohensayag for my magical facial before the shoot,” the 32-year-old wrote alongside an image of her cover.

Natalia, 36, is pictured standing in a black strapless Michael Kors dress and clutching balloons in her solo cover, while 33-year-old Natasha donned a Prada dress with large bow detail on the shoulder.

“Happy 20th Birthday @voguerussia I Am So Proud To Be A Part Of This Celebration Issue. What You Guys Think About My Second Cover? Big Thank You To The Team,” the fashion star added.

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Anthony Vaccarello: ‘I’m just doing what I want’

Anthony Vaccarello is no slave to trends when it comes to designing clothes.The Italian-Belgian designer was appointed as creative director at Saint Laurent in 2016, succeeding Hedi Slimane in the prestigious gig. He descended upon New Jersey’s Libert…

Anthony Vaccarello is no slave to trends when it comes to designing clothes.

The Italian-Belgian designer was appointed as creative director at Saint Laurent in 2016, succeeding Hedi Slimane in the prestigious gig.

He descended upon New Jersey’s Liberty Park on Wednesday night (06Jun18) to present his spring 2019 menswear collection which, according to Vogue U.S., was based on “the idea of the icons of New York in the ’70s.” And following the show, Vaccarello insisted that he always stays true to his own vision.

“I’m not going to break something that I would not break for myself,” the designer told reporters backstage after the show. “I’m just doing what I want.”

All the models sported skinny black trousers during the show, except for one pair of metallic silver pants, while finely detailed embroidery was woven into crisp shirts and bomber jackets.

The ’70s motif was evident in the flamboyant prints and materials displayed in pieces like a sheer unbuttoned leopard-print shirt and a belted lace-up leather jacket.

Dark fedora hats were a recurrent accessory, as well as loose scarves and statement belts, while shoes ranged from printed baseball sneakers to snakeskin-look boots.

Though the collection was part of Vaccarello’s first fully-fledged men’s show, the fashion star decided to also recruit female models to showcase his latest line.

The women were styled in pieces such as an embellished oversized blazer, a glamorous coat and a skin-tight lace shirt.

At the end of the presentation, the men on the catwalk sported bare top halves which were sprayed with silver metallic body paint. Tasselled scarves and chunky jewellery added detail to the jet-black PVC trousers each model paraded as the show reached its conclusion.

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Fashion stars pay tribute to Donatella Versace ahead of CFDA honour

Some of the biggest names in fashion have shared their favourite Donatella Versace memories ahead of Monday night’s (04Jun18) CFDA Fashion Awards.Donatella will be picking up the International Award at the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s annu…

Some of the biggest names in fashion have shared their favourite Donatella Versace memories ahead of Monday night’s (04Jun18) CFDA Fashion Awards.

Donatella will be picking up the International Award at the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s annual event, and to celebrate, Vogue has asked some of the people closest to her to share personal anecdotes.

Claudia Schiffer, Tom Ford, Donna Karan, Helena Christensen and former Versus Versace designer Anthony Vaccarello are among those to recount stories.

“At Gianni’s tribute show last year, Donatella put her arm around me as we started walking down the runway,” model Claudia started. “I could literally feel her energy lighting up the room, full of hundreds of people. It was so exciting to share that magical moment with her. The crazy excitement continued backstage and long into the night. Donatella is extraordinarily instinctive at creating iconic moments and fashion.”

Others praised the 63-year-old’s charitable nature, her warmth and her sense of humour.

Fellow designer Tom recalled a time the blonde style star gave him and his now-husband Richard Buckley a tour of her New York home.

“(She) decided to show us (her brother) Santo’s bedroom. She opened the door, turned on the lights, and started showing us around,” he remembered. “I looked over and there was Santo in the bed. She just said, ‘Oh it’s fine,’ and kept pointing out things in the room in that incredible voice and accent of hers. Of course, Richard and I were a little embarrassed, but could not help starting to laugh nervously as there was poor Santo lying there in his bed while we were looking at the furniture around him. I think Santo was awake but he kept his eyes closed. It was hysterical. Very Donatella.”

The 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards take place at Brooklyn Museum in New York.

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