The Euphoria star was a confident model for de Saint Sernin’s special feather bandeau, which left little to the imagination, and wore the barely-there piece with a bias-cut maxi skirt from the runway, as chosen by stylist Law Roach. “Hunter was a huge deal for me,” reveals de Saint Sernin, who praises the “courage” it took to wear the daring look. “She represents everything that I think is so important today, and she’s so talented.”
Supermodel and “muse of the brand” Vittoria Ceretti – who walked in the autumn/winter 2023 show – meanwhile, attended the Vanity Fair after-party in look 29, a completely sheer dress with billowing half sleeves.
At his eponymous brand, de Saint Sernin has pushed for a sex-positive aesthetic – his chainmail creations are catnip among the It-crowd – and he designed with the same fluid spirit in his new creative director role. Fuzzy shawls, worn with nothing underneath, defined his new energy for the house, and the mid-section of his runway show was comprised of several iterations of this look. A soft brown version made its first real-life appearance on Kendall Jenner on Sunday night, styled with a silky maxi skirt. The supermodel waited until the Oscars buzz died down to post pictures on Instagram on Tuesday.
Celebrities have fuelled the rise of de Saint Sernin’s own brand, (Dua Lipa and Rihanna are fans), therefore he’s well aware of the impact that their endorsement can have. As for the looks de Saint Sernin would like to see in the spotlight? The knotted dresses deserve a red carpet outing, ditto the velvet styles, but he’d love to see other looks worn for everyday use. “I really tried to create a collection that you can wear for every occasion.”