Yves Saint Laurent president and CEO Francesca Bellettini shared, “I am extremely happy to have Anthony Vaccarello take the creative helm of Yves Saint Laurent.” Discussing the strengths that Vaccarello will bring to the label, Bellettini continues, “His modern, pure aesthetic is the perfect fit for the maison. 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. I am enthusiastic about embarking on a new era with Anthony Vaccarello, and together bringing the maison further success.”
Kering chairman and CEO François-Henri Pinault commented, “I am very proud to welcome such a vivid and young force among today’s creative fashion talents to Yves Saint Laurent. Anthony Vaccarello’s unique style will greatly express the maison’s creative signature and fashion authority, building on the brand’s solid foundations, and further developing it to realise its full potential. Together with the entire Yves Saint Laurent team, Anthony Vaccarello will strongly contribute to the maison’s growing accomplishments.
Vaccarello, who previously designed for Versus Versace played it modest, simply stating, “Mr Saint Laurent is a legendary figure for his creativity, style and audacity.” The Belgian designer also said, “I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the history of this extraordinary house.”