On Thursday morning, less than two weeks out from Paris Fashion Week, Anthony Vaccarello gave us preview of what's in store for Saint Laurent come spring 2017. It's a much better glimpse of what the recently recruited creative director's vision might be for the French brand; in June, he released a couple of short videos and teaser images, but they featured little to no clothing.
The first look, modeled by Anja Rubik, shows that Vaccarello will certainly bring his signature sexy aesthetic to the house. (After all, he announced in August that he is putting his eponymous brand on hold to focus more on Saint Laurent.) Styled by Alastair McKimm, Rubik wears a skintight sequined one-piece with what appears to be an acid-wash denim jacket. The Polish model has been a longtime muse and friend to Vaccarello, so it makes sense that she would play a part in the sneak peek. Though, when Hedi Slimane debuted his first collection for Saint Laurent, Rubik modeled everything on the brand's newly relaunched website just four days later.
And what's even better: her right hip bone, adorned with a tan line, makes another appearance. If you remember the Met Gala red carpet from 2012, Anja Rubik wore one of Vaccarello's creations, which showcased her right hip and that set off as much Internet buzz as Angelina Jolie's right leg. Shortly after, she wore yet another hip-high, slitted gown for Vaccarello's spring 2013 runway show in Paris. They're in on the joke, you guys!
What will Rubik and Vaccarello show us next for Saint Laurent in the coming weeks? We can't wait.