Not many would associate Art Deco with the house of Saint Laurent. But that ’20s style influence has always had a presence in legendary designer Yves Saint Laurent’s life and oeuvre.
The Monsieur collected a pair of Dunand vases that can be traced back to an exhibition in 1925 at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs, had taken inspo from Jean-Michel Frank’s avant-garde designs from the ’30s in his Parisian residence and mined for influences from this art movement in some of his many runway collections.
Creative director Anthony Vaccarello contributed to the house’s affinity for the ’20s for his achingly chic Fall/Winter 2022 show. His muse and starting point? Nancy Cunard, the forward-thinking British activist-publisher who dressed in a distinctively masculine wardrobe that was undoubtedly provocative in the 20th century.
Below, a quick exploration of how that inspiration manifested in the runway offerings at Saint Laurent.