After much speculation, it has finally been confirmed: Anthony Vaccarello will take up the position of creative director at Yves Saint Laurent. It was announced today that Vaccarello would leave his current position at Versus Versace to fill the open spot left after Hedi Slimane's departure from YSL last week.
"Anthony Vaccarello impeccably balances elements of provocative femininity and sharp masculinity in his silhouettes. He is the natural choice to express the essence of Yves Saint Laurent," said YSL President and CEO Francesca Bellettini. "I am enthusiastic about embarking on a new era with Anthony Vaccarello, and together bringing the maison further success.”
During his time at Versus Versace, Vaccarello also helmed his own line, a collection of cutout dresses and cool tops worn by many a fashion It girl. With the current success of both his line and YSL, exciting times are ahead for the designer.
Read on to shop a few of our favorite pieces from Vaccarello's eponymous line and get excited for what's to come!
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