Anthony Vaccarello is set to show his highly-anticipated debut collection for Saint Laurent during Paris Fashion Week, but he has given us a sneak peek at what is to come by unveiling a teaser image featuring Anja Rubik, weeks before the actual runway show. After releasing a series of images back in June featuring a handful of bare-faced models wearing next to nothing, Vaccarello’s latest as creative director has a bit more to look at in terms of fashion. Anja (a long-term friend and muse of Vaccarello) turns up the sex appeal and poses on a bridge above the River Seine in Paris, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin.
The image left our forums divided in their opinion. “This is so good. Can’t wait to see more of it!” exclaimed Fotoholic24.
“Anja is perfect for YSL,” declared narcyza.
Although Benn98 wasn’t all too impressed. “I was hoping for some color. This looks more like it could be for his own label. Not the clothes, the mood etc. I thought he was going to put his own stamp on Saint Laurent. Anyway, it’s just one shot (which belongs in Vogue Paris tbh!),” he shared.
MulletProof wasn’t buying it either: “And let me guess, her pockets are stuffed with cigarettes and macaroons. I swear, the Paris cliché can be one of the most revolting in fashion. This looks like an outtake of one of those tragic Vogue Spain rip-offs of the cheesy Vogue Paris stories. And as expected, it makes Hedi’s ultra dull campaigns look like a golden era for the house.”
“I still don’t get the point of releasing two ad campaigns before actually showing a collection. Plus, that tan line is very disturbing,” sixtdaily pointed out.
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