Saint Laurent’s New Collaboration is a Quirky and Electric Fantasyland
Saint Laurent is no stranger to thinking outside of the box. One of their previous Rive Droite projects, in collaboration with Helmut Lang, featured a set of handmade and unique sculptures using raw materials like resin and aluminum. This time around, Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello has teamed up with the Italian design & architecture group Memphis Milano on the occasion of the group’s 40-year-anniversary.
The new capsule collection will also be accompanied by an exhibition hosted by Vaccarello. Think of it as a showcase of Memphis’s Greatest Hits. A few of the objects that’ll be on display are the RING bed designed by Masanori Umeda, the CARLTON room divider by Ettore Sottsass, and RIVIERA chairs by Michele De Lucchi in ’81. The pieces are fun, playful, and perfect inspo for your WFH furniture situation. Additionally, for Saint Laurent, Vaccarello has created an exclusive collection of two multicolored checkerboard hoodies, two dresses, one shirt, and two pairs of sneakers. The pieces combine the cool and classic vibe of YSL with the quirky and electric spirit of Memphis.
If you plan on being in either L.A. or Paris in the next month or so, you can catch the exhibition in both Saint Laurent Rive Droite stores from today, May 19 to June 23. There, you’ll find the perfect homeware pieces to add to your collection—from ceramics and textile accessories like pouches and scarves to ashtrays, plates, and vases. A selection of rare books about the history and works of Memphis will also be available.