The quintessence of French glamour. That has always been Saint Laurent’s signature, be it with their loud and rockstar like Ready-To-Wear collections or their monochromed stores panelled with an extensive use of marble and steel. And it strikes yet again with their newest Rive Droite collection – a luxury retail concept curated by Anthony Vaccarello stirred as a direct reference from Yves Saint Laurent’s first pret-a-porter store Rive Gauche in 1966. The French maison claims this concept as a creative and cultural destination for expression, exchange and lifestyle.
Housed in the same building as the former Parisien boutique Colette at 213 Rue Saint Honore, the store along with their Ready-to-wear collections will showcase an exclusively collaborated range of vintage vinyls, skateboards, boomboxes and handpicked collectibles. Among the many would include speakers from their most recent collaboration with Bang & Olufsen all the way to Saint Laurent condoms for my fellow SLP fans out there. According to Vaccarello, "the concept store will serve as a cool communal space collecting and curating pieces that represent the Saint Laurent DNA along with his envisioned future collaborations."
Currently, there is a special exhibition curated by Vaccarello which features different artworks by Helmut Newton, Daido Moriyama and Hiro. High-end furniture’s pieces from the Patrick Séguin Gallery are also on displayed; such as Pierre Jeanneret Sofa in pony, a Antony chair by Jean Prouvé, and a caned Office chair Pierre Jeanneret.
Along with its parent store in Paris, Vaccarello plans to extend his concept store family into 469 Rodeo Drive along the glamorous lane of Beverly Hills.