So the rumours were true after all: Just a day after Versus Versace announced that Anthony Vaccarello is leaving the brand as creative director, Saint Laurent broke the news that he’s the new man to take over Hedi Slimane.
The Belgian-born Vaccarello has big shoes to fill at his new job. But his cred proves he may just be the right guy to continue that hard edge Saint Laurent is known for today. He’s a former Fendi designer, award-winning talent and his namesake label is a red carpet favourite among models and celebrities when they need to ramp up the va-va-voom.
What he does best: super sexy clothes that’s a throwback to the era (think the black and white images of fashion photographer Herb Ritts and ’90s supermodel glam) and a deft mix of menswear and womenswear. Imran Jalal charts the many memorable looks he has created for his eponymous label since bursting into the scene in 2011.