Belgium • Brussels
4 September 1982
Anthony Vaccarello is an Italian-Belgian fashion designer born on September 4, 1982 in Brussels. Anthony Vaccarello went to prestigious school at La Cambre in Brussels, after studying sculpture, and in 2006 he graduated with an honors degree.
The same year, he won first place at the Hyeres International Festival of Fashion and Photography, for his collection inspired by porn star La Cicciolina. He grabbed Karl Lagerfeld‘s attention and began working at Fendi where he triumphed as designer for the fashion house‘s fur line.
In January 2009, after the haute-couture fashion week, Anthony Vaccaerllo presented his first eponymous ready-to-wear collection in the store Maria Luisa, in Paris, comprised of five leather and organza miniskirts. Praised by the fashion pack, including the model Lou Doillon, who became the face of the label‘s Fall/Winter 2010 collection, the designer was immediately praised by critics for the purity and subtlety of his collections.
Erotic, contemporary, and minimalist, Anthony Vaccarello‘s style is both uncluttered and loaded with sex-appeal. Often times drawing inspiration from the „painter of black“ Pierre Soulages, the designer creates a dark silhouette by balancing vulnerable nudity with radical structuring. At other times, the designer evokes the photographer Herb Ritts‘ aesthetic by using bright solids like orange and yellow.
In 2011, Vaccarello won the Association Nationale pour le Developpement des Arts de la Mode, or ANDAM fashion award. He then launched two collections for La Redoute and chose Anja Rubik as his androgynous muse for the brand‘s advertising campaign, photographed by Karim Sadli.
with Anja Rubik
Vaccarello describes his style as „intricate, glamorous and intoxicating“. Playing with contrast and texture in his garments, the Anthony Vaccarello woman is strong, confident and desirable.
Below Anthony Vaccarello Collection