Left: Anna Ewers for Versus Versace fall-winter 2015-2016
Right: Vanessa Moody for Versus Versace spring-summer 2016
Anthony Vaccarello for Versus:
When, in January 2015, he was appointed head of design at Versus, the house of Versace’s little sister, Anthony Vaccarello joined the fabulous Italian house and found in Donatella Versace his perfect godmother, bringing his teenage dream to life. Re-injecting the legendary fun back into the line by giving it his sense of geometry and line, Anthony Vaccarello delivered four extremely successful collections. Putting his hand to the prints and having fun with the antique symbols that make up the Versace vocabulary, he created clothes that were both desirable and easy to wear.
Anthony Vaccarello at Yves Saint Laurent:
A few seasons under the leadership of Hedi Slimane was enough to impose the spirit of black and rock as the new codes at Yves Saint Laurent. Anthony Vaccarello’s passion for dark colours and sexy looks certainly won’t displease the clientele that swarm the boutiques like a temple. At Versus, the Italo-Belgian designer showed his capacity to build complete wardrobes in a more commercial spirit than with his own brand name. Ultimately he also proved he could turn his hand to menswear. So here he is at Yves Saint Laurent, aged 33, with the doors of glory flung wide open.
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By Delphine Roche