Saint Laurent Makes Couture Comeback After 13 Years
It ain’t couture without a little Yves. The iconic fashion house, Saint Laurent, is getting ready to return to couture. That’s right, they’re making a comeback. After their last show in 2002 (the final one with Yves Saint Laurent at the helm) the label took a break from designing couture. But no one was sitting around twiddling their perfectly-manicured thumbs–they were busy creating new pieces on the DL. Now, they’ve announced that they’ll be showing at the next Couture Week. Insert the praise hands emoji here.
Along with the announcement, the label released some beautiful campaign promos, all photographed at their new atelier in the Hôtel de Sénecterre by current creative director, Hedi Slimane. Shot in black and white, the draped gowns and clean-cut suits are juxtaposed with the dramatic, luxurious backdrops of the Parisian mansion. Basically, it’s visual crack for the aesthetically-minded.
We expected nothing less from the name that wrote the history of French style.
Slimane, who took on the brand’s revival back in 2012, wants the atelier to produce hand-made pieces for film stars and other artists. According to British Vogue, “These pieces will carry the atelier’s hand-sewn couture label ‘Yves Saint Laurent’. These couture pieces may be women or men, a tuxedo or an evening dress, daywear or eveningwear.” The promise of more of those classic Le Smoking suits? We dig it.
Despite the 13 year-shaped hole that Saint Laurent left in our hearts, the brand is back to kill it on the runway. Bow down, their reign isn’t over.
Photos courtesy of Hedi Slimane.