A Sensual Spring Summer
For the Spring Summer 2019, Saint Laurent creative director Anthony Vaccarello had his models walk on water in a black infinity pool near the Eiffel Tower last September. This was the making of high glamour seductive woman unafraid to make a splash with her black 6-inch stilettos. The show in itself was a glamorisation of sexual liberation. The women stomped around sporting gender neutral styled tailoring with chiffon and flashes of black leggings. The collection included a line-up of items destined to make the average woman feel sensual yet elegant. It was a prime exemplar of Saint Laurent’s age old maxim that sex sells. Comprised of rich velvet jackets, mini-dresses, corset waisted pants, black and gold leather shorts and sequinned playsuits with exaggerated shoulders, Vacarello created a narrative that the Saint Laurent woman is one who creates her own boundaries in her everyday life as well as to her hemline.
On this same note of feminine sexual power, for their latest campaign, under the direction of Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello, the brand tapped German photographer Juergen Teller as they brought this woman by the waters of Lake Como for a smoking series of alluring shots. The campaign features Danish model Freja Beha Erichsen, along with Abbey Lee, Julia Nobbis and Mica Arganaraz wearing risqué pieces from the collection including asymmetrical dresses, thigh high stockings and mesh tops complimented by drop earrings, silver headbands and of course the classic YSL open toe stiletto.