One would have to be (AND know it) in order to rock these clothes, as they are certainly not for the faint of heart (or for anyone not bearing the measurements of a supermodel). Anthony Vaccarello certainly made a splash last season, with his sexy (major understatement) leg-baring designs landing coveted print and red carpet spots (Anne V in this SS12 look at the 2012 Grammy Awards (below left), and Gwyneth Paltrow covering the March 2012 issue Harper’s Bazaar in this show-closing number from last season (below right)). For FW12, legs were still in abundance with plenty to spare, as were single bare arms with a covered/tailored significant other. Tailoring (the main message in this collection) could have been better executed (twas almost premature for him to venture into the craft so soon), but thankfully it failed to take away from the ooze of quintessential Vaccarello sex appeal, which is what we come for.
There wasn’t a single drop of colour in sight for his spring collection, so I found it interesting that he (and many designers this season) chose to inject some vibrance into fall, with the luxe navy, and both metallic green and gold. #trend
Karlie, Sigrid, Lily, Joan, Arizona, Anja… this show was a top/supermodel extravaganza, which is fitting as they possess the figure and confidence built to wear these clothes and exude their desirability – skinny bitches. Vaccarello must have some of that ANDAM prize money left over to afford such a phenomenal cast, being such a “young” designer.
Anja Rubik, who closed the show, expressed the perfect sentiment during her preview of the collection yesterday: