Saint Laurent heats up Eiffel Tower runway with sizzling Parisian glamour

A model presents a creation by designer Anthony Vaccarello as part of his Spring-Summer 2023 Women's ready-to-wear collection show for fashion house Saint Laurent during Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France, September 27, 2022. REUTERS/Johanna Geron

By Mimosa Spencer

PARIS (Reuters) – French fashion house Yves Saint Laurent took to an open-air runway facing the glowing Eiffel Tower to showcase designer Anthony Vaccarello’s summer collection of sleek eveningwear.

Guests, including Kpop star Rose of Blackpink, trickled into the venue under brooding clouds as night began to fall, stopping for selfies in front of a huge, flowing water fountain, while crowds lined up on the esplanade overlooking the venue.

Models emerged from the dark, making their way slowly down a broad set of stairs before marching around the fountain on towering heels.

They wore sheer, slim-fitting dresses topped with sleek leather coats that had prominent shoulders and swept the ground.

Chunky bracelets and earrings rounded out the looks, a key signature of the designer.

Sticking mostly to monochrome looks – the first model was dressed in olive tones – Vaccarello threw the spotlight on the silhouettes. They were slender with no frills, just touches of draping and the occasional assymetric cut.

After the show, which closed the second day of Paris Fashion Week, guest including Carla Bruni and Rossy de Palma lingered for photos with friends.

(Reporting by Mimosa Spencer; Editing by Stephen Coates)

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