Anthony Vaccarello (born 4 September 1982) is a Belgian fashion designer and currently creative director at Yves Saint Laurent.
Vaccarello completed one year of law school before enrolling at La Cambre in 2000 to study sculpture. Switching to the fashion course, he was to go on to graduate in 2006 with honours. His graduate collection was presented at the fashion festival in Hyères in the South of France for which he won first place with a collection inspired by La Cicciolina, artist’s muse, porn star, and politician
For two years, Vaccarello worked under Karl Lagerfeld at Fendi, specialising in fur designs. Then in January 2009, he moved back to Paris, making his eponymous ready-to-wear collection debut. With high hemlines and sexy power dresses becoming the core of his subsequent collections, he gained a celebrity following, dressing Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus, Gwyneth Paltrow and Alessandra Ambrosio.
By September 2014, Vaccarello was creating a capsule collection for Versus Versace. He went on to create several collections for Versus until April 2016 when it was announced that he had been appointed creative director of Saint Laurent Paris.
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