Saint Laurent confirms Anthony Vaccarello as the new Creative Director of the brand

Saint Laurent and parent company Kering have confirmed Anthony Vaccarello as the brand’s new creative director, slated to start immediately, WWD reports.

He will show his first collection in October for Spring 2017. Meanwhile, his eponymous line will be put on hold starting the same month so he can focus on his Saint Laurent responsibilities, a Kering spokesman said.

“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the history of this extraordinary house,” Vaccarello said in a statement, calling founder Yves Saint Laurent “a legendary figure for his creativity, style and audacity.”