Cyrus and Hemsworth, Laura Dern, Keanu Reeves, Amber Heard and Lakeith Stanfield all sat front row.
Location, location, location seems to be the calling card for Saint Laurent creative director Anthony Vaccarello. After his first spring 2019 menswear presentation at New Jersey’s Liberty State Park, Vaccarello moved the spring 2019 women’s show in Paris to the base of the Eiffel Tower (complete with an infinity pool and faux palm trees) and then took last night’s early 2020 menswear outing to Paradise Cove in Malibu, alongside a crashing ocean surf under a cliff laden with real palms.
Guests had the option of checking their shoes in a cloakroom before a traipse over the sandy beach (with glasses of champagne in hand) to a makeshift wood-plank runway. The front row of the Malibu show was packed with stars wearing Saint Laurent, including Laura Dern, Keanu Reeves (holding hands with his artist business partner Alexandra Grant), Reeves’ stylist Jeanne Yang, Lakeith Stanfield, Joe Keery, Amber Heard, Salma Hayek, Hailey Baldwin, Nicole Richie and power couple Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, who also held hands during the event. (Cyrus and Hemsworth previously wore Saint Laurent when they stepped out at the Met Gala.)
For Vaccarello’s second menswear show, the lineup of the brand’s glittery, androgynous looks (heavy on black) was inspired by Marrakesh in the ‘70s and he specifically had two muses in mind: French musician and actor Serge Gainsbourg and music legend Mick Jagger. The official show statement particularly cited inspiration as the Rolling Stones 1975 Tour of the Americas and its "ultimate, timeless bohemian attitude." Vaccarello told The Hollywood Reporter that he became inspired "after meeting Mick Jagger for his upcoming tour; he showed me his wardrobe and I was particularly attracted by the details, the colors, the attitude." (Jagger will wear pieces by Saint Laurent on his upcoming No Filter tour that kicks off in Chicago later this month).