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A FRONT ROW VIEW
OF SAINT LAURENT

Take a look through the lens of photographer Juergen Teller at the star-studded Saint Laurent SS22 menswear show.

Anthony Vaccarello’s vision for the Menswear SS22 collection was a creative collaboration. He revived centuries’ long fashion and art marriage in a sublime show, revolving around mirror-faceted large-scale installation ‘Green Lens’ by genre-defying artist Doug Aitken. 

To translate the concept into an out-of-show environment, Vaccarello invited legendary German fine-art and fashion photographer Juergen Teller to shoot the front row. Teller’s uncompromised and uncut style of work has been recognised early on by Björk, Morrisey and many major fashion players like Vivienne Westwood, Helmut Lang or Céline. Contrasting everyday backdrops with his celebrities/models’ lifestyle, he achieves a candid-like and raw feel to his frames. 

Teller’s initial rebellion channels into Saint Laurent’s front row photos taken on Vienna’s atmospheric streets filled with one-off colourful stalls and lampposts. The project features models, among them Hailey Bieber (fabulous in a minimalistic bodysuit) and others wearing brands’ new collection.

The Teller/Vaccarello pairing is a dream collaboration where artists’ aesthetics complement each other so final the effect combines both of them at their best. There’s a feeling of freedom transcending through the shoots that seem to be a subtle invitation for action or at least immersing in Saint Laurent’s SS22 menswear show.

Words by Alex Brzezicka

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