Saint Laurent has been at the forefront of French fashion for over 50 years, its pioneering designs becoming iconic cultural and artistic references. Founding his eponymous haute couture label in 1961, Yves Saint Laurent later launched the Rive Gauche prêt-à-porter line, which is fêted with democratising fashion. Now led by Anthony Vaccarello, Saint Laurent retains its inimitable French irreverence. High-octane men's and women’s collections are served with a razor-sharp edge, while accessories are coveted for their ability to complete every look – It bags include the Sac de Jour and Monogram styles, and shoes don't come better than the Opyum pumps. Evocative fragrances and glow-giving make-up beckon the label into your beauty cabinet, too.
When Anthony Vaccarello debuted the Opyum pumps as part of his Spring/Summer 2017 collection for Saint Laurent (his first for the house), the world’s shoe fanatics were unanimous in their decision... An icon was born. Whether it’s interrupting an otherwise classic sandal, boot or pump, that instantly recognisable YSL logo heel is always going to pack a seriously stylish punch.
Paris Fashion Week
Paris Fashion Week
Pillars of white light swirling through the sky in front of the Eiffel Tower; Naomi Campbell striding out of the darkness in a sequin tux; and Antony Vaccarello’s hippie-glam army. Safe to say, the Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2020 show was quite the spectacle. And the clothes are equally show-stopping; think sparkling Le Smokings, lamé skirts and dresses embroidered with gold thread.
Gender-fluid chiffon shirts, cavalier jackets, svelte suits and New Romantic lace; Saint Laurent’s frontman has got the moves like Jagger for SS20. (In fact, the Rolling Stones legend allowed creative director Anthony Vaccarello access to his archive of vintage YSL in anticipation of the collection.) It’s not the first time a rock ‘n’roll icon has played muse for Saint Laurent – and it likely won’t be the last.
YSL Beauty’s Touche Éclat has been lighting up our lives (or at least, our under eyes) since the early 1990s. Today, the click-pen concealer remains as popular as ever: six are sold around the world every minute. The newest addition to the radiant concealer family is Touche Éclat High Cover, which brings more pigment into the mix, to nix dark shadows. It’s a classic remix that works.