Saint Laurent’s creative director, Anthony Vaccarello, adopted a pattern from a Moroccan carpet for this jacket, which debuted at the label’s Spring 2017 show. “I let myself get carried away by images from Yves Saint Laurent snapshots,” explains Vaccarello. “In these wool jackets––handwoven like a Moroccan rug, threadbare style, as if they’ve lived another life––there’s of course a reference to Marrakech, but also to Yves Saint Laurent’s particular way of twisting the conventions of bourgeois luxury,” he adds.
Worn with a white T-shirt and leather pants, or paired with a black leather miniskirt (as Vaccarello styled it on the runway), this statement piece can be dressed up or down and is destined to become a collectible from his debut collection for the maison. Yves Saint Laurent discovered Marrakech in the mid ’60s when the city became a hot spot on the boho-chic trail among the fashion elite. His years there inspired many of his collections and continue to influence the storied house that bears his name.
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