Yves Saint Laurent returns to Eiffel Tower runway

PARIS, Sept 28 (Reuters) – French vogue home Yves Saint Laurent returned to the runway for an in-person vogue present beneath the Eiffel Tower on Tuesday, sending fashions down a catwalk after nightfall with the glittering monument as a backdrop.

For the primary present of the Kering-owned (PRTP.PA) label on its dwelling turf in over a yr and a half, Saint Laurent artistic director Anthony Vaccarello drew up a lineup of pores and skin tight bodysuits and sharply tailor-made eveningwear, bringing additional glamour to Paris Vogue Week.

The French capital is internet hosting the ultimate stretch of a month of world trade occasions, which have marked the return of splashy launch events and celebrity-packed runway exhibits to New York, London and Milan.

Most luxurious homes put their in-person exhibits – mainstays of the annual vogue calendar – on pause through the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With an infection charges slowing and restrictions easing in Europe, dozens of labels are holding in-person vogue exhibits all through the style week, which runs by Oct. 5.

A mannequin presents a creation by designer Anthony Vaccarello as a part of his Spring/Summer season 2022 ladies’s ready-to-wear assortment present for vogue home Saint Laurent, in entrance of the Eiffel Tower throughout Paris Vogue Week, in Paris, France, September 28, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

On the Saint Laurent present, bare-backed fashions with chunky, gold bracelets strode on spiky-heeled sneakers in entrance of a wall of strobe lights, which erupted right into a waterfall for the finale, whipping up spray and wind that despatched company within the entrance row ducking for defense.

On the outset of the coronavirus pandemic final yr, the model exited the official calendar of Paris vogue exhibits and set off by itself schedule, taking its viewers to distant settings by the display screen, filming fashions on steep sand dunes in a single occasion, and in a barren Arctic setting with looming icebergs for one more.

The present in Paris on Tuesday brought on site visitors jams and a crowd of screaming followers gathered for a glimpse of one of many company, Ok-pop star Rosé.

Among the many final of the superstar company to take their seats earlier than the present started was Catherine Deneuve, the 77-year-old French film actress whose public appearances have grown rare since she skilled a stroke in 2019.

Enhancing by Christian Lowe and Marguerita Choy

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