Yves Saint Laurent returned to the dazzling and glamorous backdrop of the Eiffel Tower where each ensemble twinkled more than the other under the illuminating warm glow of La Dame de Fer. After choosing to display his designs via film due to the pandemic, Anthony Vaccarello made a mesmerising homecoming under the postcard-perfect scene with his dramatic yet divine summer collection.

Shapely silhouettes portraying the traditional Saint Laurent chic – brazen and bold, walked around the prodigious waterfall which drenched the garments in a subtle sheen. The dark colours and floral print motifs paired with coal-black eyewear, Pop Art bright leather gloves, and gold and ritzy jewellery illustrated the brand’s distinguished sultry sophistication.

For this collection, Vaccarello decided to turn to the 80’s to celebrate the legacy of Paloma Picasso- a Renaissance woman who was one of the brand’s most influential muse. “She projected a glamorous toughness,” Vaccarello said “And it was a way for her to move through the world and hold her own.” Picasso was apparently the only woman who inspired a collection for Yves Saint Laurent and nudged his creativity out of bourgeois codes. Her signatures were amplified throughout this season’s collection, from masculine-inflected tailorings to scarlet pouts.