Saint Laurent Gets In The Halloween Spirit
Spooky, but make it chic. Just in time for the lovers of the macabre holiday, Saint Laurent Rive Droite offers a collection of books, creepy candles, and even art, all curated and selected by Anthony Vaccarello, creative director of Saint Laurent.
Alongside those items is a collection of accessible-priced tote bags, lighters, travel coffee cups, and of course masks. With traditional Halloween activity significantly reduced this year due to health safety reasons, Saint Laurent’s spine-chilling assortment offers some fun at-home creeps to keep the spirit of the day alive.
It’s not hard to imagine that the Italian-born Vaccarello is a fan of the dark and mysterious. His designs skew slick black and edgy. His runways are pitch black with super-sonic light, creating intrigue with a contrast of bright lights and murky shadows. His ultra-sexy women in thigh-grazing minidresses, liquid latex leggings, sharp shoulder jackets, and blouses, paired with fierce high heels, are natural sorceresses of seduction.
For this unique capsule, Vaccarello culled some choice horror books that feature witches, the occult, and plenty of fear. Titles like The Occult, Witchcraft, and Magic by Christopher Dell, Photographe by Hans Bellmer, and Haunted Air by Ossian Brown are on offer. So are classics by Edgar Allen Poe and Rosemary’s Baby, the popular 1968 suspense film directed by Roman Polanski and starring Mia Farrow, based on the 1967 novel by Ira Levin.
The designer also took the opportunity to introduce one of his favorite artists, Lydia Maria Pfeffer, to his fans. Pfeffer’s work focuses on symbols, rituals, and psychological interpretation, transforming subjects into contemporary fairy tales. The themed collection will include two exclusive works by the artist from the Jeffrey Deitch Gallery. The selected signed pieces are Medusa and Her Mermaid Lover (pictured here) and Notes From an Underwater Mama.
Upping the ante on traditional Halloween motifs, unique handmade black skull-shaped candles and real pumpkins carved into jack-o’-lanterns marked with the Saint Laurent logo are also part of the capsule collection. Smaller, easy-grab items rounding out the range in a Dia de los Muertos theme are cotton tote bags in a skeleton toile print and spelling out “trick-or-treat,” along with lighters and travel coffee cups with a sinister-looking Saint Laurent logo. They’re simple impulse purchases perfect for a quick retail pick-me-up. This year, masks modeled after the pandemic-induced surgical mask trend are also available in skeleton and tiger motifs to finish the high-fashion macabre look.
The Rive Droite concept of Saint Laurent materialized on Rue Saint Honoré, where the former Colette concept store was housed for 20 years. Not only did Rive Droite take over the physical space, it has continued to infuse it with irresistible fashion-supporting books, art, tech accessories, and music systems. It also stocks Saint Laurent’s unique collaborations with brands such as Havaianas. The special collection is now available at Saint Laurent Rive Droite Los Angeles and on SaintLaurent.com.