Vintage fashions and silhouettes have been making a comeback on catwalks, so who better to showcase these looks than one of the most iconic supermodels of the ’70s?
As fashion houses revive and refresh some of their iconic creations, the muses of yesteryear are back to take centre stage. Yves Saint Laurent was where it all began for legendary 70s supermodel Jerry Hall. The epitome of glamour, Hall wore the designer’s famous tuexdo suit in her very first runway show. She was also the face of Yves Saint Laurent’s proactive 1977 Opium Perfume campaign photographed by Helmut Newton.
Fast forward to 2021, Hall has once again become the face of the Parisian fashion house, fronting the brand’s Spring/ Summer 2022 Campaign in selected pieces from the collection by Anthony Vaccarello.
Hall wears the draped jumpsuit in velvet jersey featuring a boat collar, long sleeves and fitted pants with a matching velvet belt that features a tubular buckle. The slightly exaggerated shoulders and sparkle from the belt added a touch of 80’s rock and roll glamour to the look. Crafted in luxe crushed velvet that was popular in the 60s and 70s (it also made a comeback in the 90s), Saint Laurent gives the heavy fabric a lighter, modern edge with this sexy, skin – tight silhouette that is reminiscent of a catsuit.
The jumpsuit may be something that has made its way into the closets of many fashion enthusiasts in recent years, but it is an item of clothing that holds significance to the house of Saint Laurent. It made its debut in its 1986 Spring / Summer collection. Founder Yves Saint Laurent took the more voluminously shaped garment that was worn by aviators and transformed it by altering its shape to follow the curves of the female form. This resulted in a chic, fresh, elegant and empowering silhouette for women in the day. The timeless nature of his designs has made them relevant to this very day.
In a close – up shot, Hall is seen wearing accessories from the collection. A pair of large, square earrings adorned with a glass cabochon centre and cat – eye – shaped sunglasses. The earrings feature an antique gold base with a black glass centre that adds a touch of chic, modern and glamour to the popular 70s gold jewellery trend while the cat – eye sunglasses feature a thicker, rounded frame and temples, putting a cool, fresh twist on the popular 50s trend.
Saint Laurent will forever be synonymous incorporating aspects of menswear into womenswear. Possibly the most iconic of its founder’s creations is the Le Smoking tuexdo suit, which made its debut in 1966.
Hall is photographed modelling the double – breasted tailored dress in grain the Poundre, a fabric commonly used to create tailcoats and tuxedo. The dress features a peaked a lapel and two welt pockets with a flap as the classic tuexodo blazer is transformed into an ultra – chic, little black dress for the modern era.