Anthony Vaccarello is Saint Laurent's new creative director
The Belgian designer was previously creative director at Versus Versace
"I am extremely happy to have Anthony Vaccarello take the creative helm of Yves Saint Laurent," said Francesca Bellettini, chief executive officer of YSL. "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."
"While I'm sad to see him leave the Versace family, I wish Anthony Vaccarello tremendous success with his next chapter," Donatella Versace told The New York Times.
Vaccarello's debut collection for Saint Laurent will be for the Spring Summer 2017 season that will show at Paris Fashion Week this coming October.