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Saint Laurent Men's Spring/Summer 2019.
Courtesy of Saint Laurent.
Saint Laurent Men's Spring/Summer 2019.
Courtesy of Saint Laurent.
Saint Laurent Men's Spring/Summer 2019.
Courtesy of Saint Laurent.
Saint Laurent Men's Spring/Summer 2019.
Courtesy of Saint Laurent.
Saint Laurent Men's Spring/Summer 2019.
Courtesy of Saint Laurent.
Saint Laurent Men's Spring/Summer 2019.
Courtesy of Saint Laurent.
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Saint Laurent SS19: Anthony Vaccarello’s Inaugural Men’s Collection Set Against Scaffolding and Skyline

By Eliza Jordan

June 7, 2018

Last night, guests of Saint Laurent travelled to Liberty State Park in New Jersey by ferry for the brand’s Spring/Summer 2019 presentation. With Manhattan serving as the backdrop, the show’s set consisted of open-air scaffolding and a marble floor—an industrial, yet indulgent, scene for those in attendance.

After two years of being in the house, creative director Anthony Vaccarello’s inaugural men’s presentation was a translation of the macadam cowboy—think horseback trotting through crushed stone streets, once popular in the 1820s—and a reinterpretation of the house’s iconic staples, like saharienne jackets, now shortened and paired with high-waisted trousers. Vaccarello carries predecessor Hedi Slimane’s vision to create looks that Yves Saint Laurent would wear, but today, with contemporary twists. High-waisted trousers and pointed shoes, sure, but black jeans, halo hats, vests, sleeveless shirts, and skinny ties, too.

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Saint Laurent Men's Spring/Summer 2019.
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For the show, we saw a wide range of looks: sharp collars and long hems on jackets, tapered at the waist with skinny waist belts; slim trousers, tucked in tops, and long scarves paired with pointed shoes and a hat; slick silver pants, a button-up shirt to the collar, and an arm stacked with bracelets; and accessories like necklaces, thin neck scarves, and sunglasses.

A handful of female models were mixed into the line-up, too, dressed in modified pairings of what most of the men were seen wearing—loose-fitting tops, black jeans, and tuxedo jackets. Embroidery, texture, and small but dramatic details, however, were a big highlight. Red tassels hung from a sheer, sleeveless top; a neck bandana, fully covered in sequins, glitzed the urban cowboy; and a small daisy lapel pin created a dainty touch for the all-black dress code known well to the brand loyal wearers.

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Saint Laurent Men's Spring/Summer 2019.
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The last 20-or-so looks paraded down the runway, with a bare chest, silver body paint, and black trousers serving as the base for silver and black neck accessories to shine.

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