Luka Sabbat Visits Morocco for the Saint Laurent SS23 Men’s Show
For the Saint Laurent SS23 men’s show, creative director Anthony Vaccarello brought a convoy of fashion editors and “it” boys to the desert in Marrakesh, Morocco (where Yves himself once found refuge and inspiration), for a fashion show of epic proportions. There, attendees sat nestled between sand dunes and a mirage-like oasis, while models stormed the catwalk in daring silhouettes that paid homage to the brand’s most iconic looks. Throughout the show, juxtapositions between masculinity and femininity were obliterated by plunging necklines, billowing satins, severe shoulders, and snatched waists, while a grand finale featuring a glowing eclipse left the fashion cognoscenti starstruck. After the show, attendees were shuttled to a fire-lit afterparty amongst ancient ruins where models dressed in Saint Laurent spiraled to the sounds of Too Many DJs late into the night. To document it all, we sent the actor and photographer Luka Sabbat to the desert with his film camera, and asked him a few questions about his epic trip.
INTERVIEW: Where are you?
LUKA SABBAT: Marrakesh.
INTERVIEW: What’s in your pockets?
SABBAT: Lighter, cigarettes, wallet and phone.
INTERVIEW: What’s in your system?
SABBAT: Couscous, tea, and water.
INTERVIEW: Was this your first time in Morocco?
SABBAT: Yes, and it was absolutely amazing. The last time I fell in love with a city it was Tokyo.
INTERVIEW: Did you see any mirages?
INTERVIEW: What did you think of the desert venue?
SABBAT: I thought it was insane—from the pond, to the smoke, to the mirrored panels.
INTERVIEW: What did you wear?
SABBAT: Denim shorts, shoes I can barely walk in, and a slightly see-through shirt.
INTERVIEW: What was the runway giving?
SABBAT: It was giving Dune!
INTERVIEW: What was your favorite look?
SABBAT: The suits and the faux-fur jacket were insane!
INTERVIEW: Where would you wear them?
SABBAT: To the grocery store, or on the red carpet.
INTERVIEW: When’s the best time to arrive at an after party?
SABBAT: Neither too late or early, you don’t wanna be first but you don’t wanna miss anything either.
INTERVIEW: When’s the best time to leave?
SABBAT: Never be last, and always Irish exit. I find it pretentious to tell everyone who’s having a good time that you are leaving.
INTERVIEW: What was the highlight of your trip?
SABBAT: The highlight was riding dune buggies out in the desert into this little village and having tea on this old man’s farm who had picked the mint fresh for us, and gave us figs and grapes.