Featuring a trouserless Mica Arganaraz, legs-akimbo with a decidedly full-frontal view, the Yves Saint Laurent Spring Summer 2017 campaign was always going to ruffle a few feathers. Even that of the sexually-liberated françaises, apparently. After some 200 complaints, the Autorité de Régulation Professionnelle de la Publicité (ARPP) of France asked the Kering-owned brand to stop distributing the advertisements and modify the risqué visuals.
Not one to let a little controversy slow him down, Anthony Vaccarello has released his latest fashion film for the house, which though far less controversial, is no less edgy and sexy in that way that only YSL can do.
The film, directed by ex-Vogue writer and stylist-turned-filmmaker Nathalie Canguilhem, was shot on the industrial-inspired set of the Autumn Winter 2017 show, replete with scaffolding and flickering neon lighting.
Featuring Mica Araganaz, Hiandra Martinez and Adut Akech for the girls and Louis Marzin and Dalibor Urosevic for the boys, the models just hand out, pony walking and looking painfully cool in Vaccarello's collection of sequinned, shoulder-padded, leather-drenched collection.