Leave it to Yves Saint Laurent to move models to the runway, airport style.
At the Spring / Summer 2016 show in Paris models made their way to the catwalk, by way of a moving sidewalk, with flashing disco lights and toe tapping sounds provided by the brand’s own soundtrack recorded by American beach pop band Swimmers in Oakland, California.
YSL really knows how to put on a show and the star studded audience seemed to have a good time as Dylan Brosnan, son of former 007 agent Pierce Brosnan and his wife Keely Shaye took the runway for the first time.
The proud parents watched alongside Salma Hayek and French music icon Johnny Hallyday.
Brosnan told Thomas Adamson of The Associated Press, “It is a proud moment. We’re here to see our son on the runway. To support him; he’s not modeled before, and Hedi (Slimane) just discovered him at a juice bar coffee shop in Malibu.”
Brosnan wasn’t the only proud papa in the crowd. Gary Oldman, best known for his role in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, was also at the YSL show to support his son Charlie Oldman. “I’m a little nervous for Charlie. The Yves Saint Laurent house is such a tradition … It’s great that he, in a small way, can be part of it,” said Oldman as he explained to Adamson that his son was discovered at a music concert wearing a YSL jacket.
Founded in 1961 by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge, the Saint Laurent brand has been considered one of the world’s most prominent fashion houses. In 2012 Hedi Slimane returned after 15 years and was the brainchild of the SS16 collection. He took the retro style way back to Woodstock for that ‘60’s look and paired sequined jackets and checked shirts with Kurt Cobain white sunglasses and black skinny jeans. Slimane topped off the show with YSL confetti while models rushed the runway one last time.
So whether you’re at a juice bar, coffee shop or concert let your labels fly and you could be the next Saint Laurent model gliding down the runway in style.