Anthony Vaccarello, who is really?

Italian-Belgian fashion designer Anthony Vaccarello was first trained in law school before enrolling at La Cambre in 2000 to study sculpture and switching to the fashion course, which he graduated with honours. He subsequently worked under Karl Lagerfeld, launched his eponymous ready-to-wear collection and then became creative director of Versace Versus. Known even before joining Saint Laurent as creative director for his sexy power dresses, he has grown and made the brand his own since joining. According to Vogue, “Vaccarello’s vision for YSL—a mix of extravagant, couture-y flourishes and streetwise leathers and jeans—chimes perfectly with our current moment, which, fuelled by the global reach and impact of social media, craves both the escapism of extreme high fashion and the unadorned realism of clothes for everyday life.”