Saint Laurent Celebrates Dark Eroticism For Valentine's Day

Saint Laurent Celebrates Dark Eroticism For Valentine’s Day

Rive Droite Celebrates Love The Saint Laurent Way

Saint Laurent Celebrates Dark Eroticism For Valentine's Day
Punk London 1977 | Derek Ridgers

This Valentine’s Day, the Saint Laurent Paris shop, Rive Droite, has embraced and defined its very own eros through the prolific photography of Derek Ridgers. Ridgers is an English photographer whose well known for his documentation of the music scene and late 1970s Punk rock era.

Saint Laurent doesn’t shy away from taking a dark and methodical approach to the holiday, as it works with Ridgers to expose the deep eroticism of love and its complexities. The exhibition is curated by Saint Laurent’s creative director Anthony Vaccarello and will take place in Paris and Los Angeles. A fanzine and RTW pieces featuring Derek Ridgers photographs will also be available.

The brand begets a luxury experience for its February shoppers, taking staples of the holiday, flowers, jewelry, & chocolates and embossing them with Saint Laurent’s unique aesthetic.

Bouquets of black baccara roses by Castor Florist will be made available in a matte ivory white paper, sealed with a black ribbon and a complimentary condom. Because a truly black flower does not exist, the Black Baccara rose symbolizes undying hope and optimism.

An exclusive selection of chocolate from La Maison Du Chocolat will be available: heart shell chocolates in a mix of milk and dark chocolate ganache truffles and glazed chestnuts.

All these items conceived by Anthony Vaccarello will be exclusively available at Saint Laurent Rive Droite stores in Paris & LA and the Saint Laurent Rive Droite website.