Paris Fashion Week: Saint Laurent Decided To Seduce Us


“Take me out, it’s chic outside,” said an upbeat Heather Noire when asked to summarise Saint Laurent’s collection’s mood show to the coveted Paris Fashion Week. Eager like the rest of us to leave behind the doom and gloom for the past two years and “feel the heat of the romantic lines, dripping in seduction from the 2022 collection that just made sense.” The cue from the modern tailoring, sexy silhouettes, seduced body-con looks that were a blend of tainted rock roll. And the ever so cool stylish, women that rocked the runway in front of the Eiffel Tower as the most powerful backdrop of confidence and allure.  

The collection was mystifying and kept to Saint Laurent’s true iconic roots. The all-black pieces were anything but boring, with new shapes on an old idea. The hues, prints, were a pop of energy and joy that echoed throughout the line. The attitude heard was, “A woman should please herself, flaunt what she has, and add an accessory.” 

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

While the Parisian fashion house is known for beautiful bags for evening-the structured shapes, the tiny sizes, the glam materials! -there’s no question that when it comes to the humble clutch, it can be a pain to carry around especially on a night of adventure. If it doesn’t have a detachable strap, you’re stuck either juggling it with everything else you’re using or tucking it as elegantly as possible underneath your arm. For Saint Laurent’s Anthony Vaccarello, has a brand-new proposition: Just keep in the middle! 

 That’s right, when it comes to coming up with a useful concept especially for the French fashion house, you take your elegant, sleek clutch and push it beneath your waistband; not only will that free up your hands, but it’ll also help show off your fancy belt.

Photo: Saint Laurent Runway Getty Images 

Turns out, the inspiration for the brand’s latest wares delves deep into a lightbulb moment in founder Yves Saint Laurent’s career, when he was transfixed by Paloma Picasso’s infectious, free-wheeling spirit. To honour her legacy, Vaccarello took a cue from the designer’s creative sartorial takes and proficient mixing off masculine and feminine codes, imbued with a certain je ne sais quoi that struck just the right amount of scandalous. 

Photo: Saint Laurent 2022 Collection 

Vaccarello made his intention clear in the show notes. “For a long time, I wanted to transpose this meeting between Paloma Picasso and Yves Saint Laurent, whose importance few realize in the designer’s creative journey. It is a moment to which I am sensitive as a designer, because for me it is the defining moment when Saint Laurent’s fashion creativity became a style.” 

To quote YSL model Inès de La Fressange, “The secret of great style is to feel good in what you wear.” You’ll be hard-pressed to find a look here that doesn’t accomplish this.

Which outfit is your favourite from the collection? 

Written by Heather Noire 

Photo: Saint Laurent 2022 Collection

Photo: Saint Laurent 2022 Collection 

Photo: Saint Laurent 2022 Collection 

Photo: Saint Laurent 2022 Collection 

Photo: Saint Laurent 2022 Collection 

Photo: Saint Laurent 2022 Collection 

Photo: Saint Laurent 2022 Collection 

Photo: Saint Laurent 2022 Collection 


Mia said...

I love the last outfit! x

mia //

Mica said...

Such a fun collection and I love the retro vibe of some of the outfits and pieces! especially the power shoulders!

Hope your week is going well so far :) It's a rainy one here!

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ALLIE NYC said...

Ooo thanks for sharing this. Very striking collection with some retro vibes a bit of 90s, a bit of 70s even a bit of 40s/50s. Gorgeous.

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Shauna said...

The show was beautiful and what a setting!


Jodie's Touch of Style said...

I can't believe I never thought to store my clutch in my pants that way!!! Brilliant!!

Laura B said...

I love those bold leather gloves! Beautiful structured silhouettes.

Lovely said...

So many amazing looks!

Jennifer said...

I really want to go to Paris Fashion Week!

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Kathrine Eldridge said...

YSL is so amazing! My fave is that first cutout jumpsuit. Thanks for sharing this amazing fashion.

Silvia Negretti said...

Totally loved this Saint Laurent collection!
Sophisticated but so cool and innovative!
Those looks with cropped jackets are really something!

Unknown said...

Such an amazing fashion show! I love these cropped jackets!
Kisses, Paola.


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Styling with Nina said...

Such amazing looks!!!

carmen said...

That's my dream to do a photo shoot with the Eiffel Tower for a backdrop! :-)
Love the bold red roses on white and on black!

Great quote, “The secret of great style is to feel good in what you wear.”


Hana said...

All of these outfits are fabulous. Thank you so much for your sharing. I love the second photo. The color matching perfectly :D

Hey I'm With The Band said...

Great looks, very chic! :)
This parade was sensational!

Gail Is This Mutton? said...

Some great looks that will translate to the high street. I love the black and white striped shirt. Thanks for linking

The Velvet Runway said...

Stunning photos and I love this collection
Julia x


This is a lovely collection
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Heather Noire said...

Yes, it is pretty gorgeous.

Heather Noire said...

It really is.

Heather Noire said...

I love retro fashion. Especially, mixed with romantic elements.

Heather Noire said...

Absolutely, best place to show off the line.

Heather Noire said...

I know right! It is practical haha.

Heather Noire said...

It really is gorgeous.

Heather Noire said...

Thank you.

Heather Noire said...

It is an amazing place and the styles are so chic.

Heather Noire said...

Thank you. Yes that jumpsuit is amazing.

Heather Noire said...

Exactly! It sends a fun message and the style is gorgeous.

Heather Noire said...

I do as well so chic.

Heather Noire said...

Thank you.

Heather Noire said...

It is the perfect backdrop for so many creative things. It truly is a great quote to live by. Happy you liked the post.

Heather Noire said...

No problem, glad you found them inspiring.

Heather Noire said...

Absolutely, glad you liked the show.

Heather Noire said...

Of course. Yes, the b&w look is very chic.

Heather Noire said...

Thank you.

Heather Noire said...

Thank you it really is.

Avec Amber said...

These pieces are all gorgeous, but I especially love all of the tailored suit separates!

I hope you have a great weekend!



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Gemma said...

I love this collection it's all so wearable and love the colour palette.
Gemma x