Art Deco, with its glitzy charm, super sleek lines, and geometric shapes, has always held a position of pride in the archives of Yves Saint Laurent. In fact, one of the late designer’s most prized possessions was a pair of Dunand vases that were originally exhibited in 1925 at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs. Yet somehow, traces of the visually stunning era can seldom be found in his collections.
Now, to celebrate the beauty of Saint Laurent’s much-loved aesthetic, creative director Anthony Vaccarello gives us the label’s Winter 2022 women’s wear collection, which brings the era to life in a unique way. Instead of going the literal route, Yves Saint Laurent’s new collection channels the yesteryears more in its essence and overall outline, taking cues from Nancy Cunard, the cheeky activist publisher who was best known for dressing decades ahead of her time unapologetically in masculine cuts. How did this inspiration translate into this season’s line? By way of dramatic new shapes used on signature pieces that have been loved for generations.
In the latest Yves Saint Laurent, you’ll find a new spin on your favorite winter essentials, brought masterfully to life by the maison’s most trusted craftsmen. Think outerwear in dense fabrics, luxe faux furs, paletot-style coats, flute-like dresses, and for a hint of whimsy, a splash of sheer fabrics and light-as-air footwear. This time around, Vaccarello also plays with volume, shifting the focus on strong sloped shoulders. And for the jewelry junkie, there’s no missing the stacked bracelets in bronze, silver and gold that add a little sparkle to each look. Understated style never looked this good.
Photography: Edgar Berg
Style: Angel Macias
Hair: Anne Sofie Begtrup at Wise and Talented
Makeup: Aurelia Liansberg at Wise and Talented
Casting director: Troy Westwood
Producer: Danica Zivkovic
Local producer: Cenk Cikla
Model: Anna Herrera at Supreme
Photography assistant: John Aich