Anthony Vaccarello is an Italian-Belgian fashion designer and currently creative director at Yves Saint Lauret . Prior to this he held the position of creative director at Versace Versace, as well as designing his own eponymous line.
Vaccarello was born in September 1982 in Brussels, Belgium. He was the only child of Italian parents, his father working as a waiter and his mother in an office.
For two years, Vaccarello worked for under Karl Lagerfeld at Fendi, specializing in fur designs. Then in January 2009, he moved back to Paris, making his eponymous ready-to-wear collection debut, showing five looks in the window of the Parisian boutique Maria Luisa. After an introduction to Lou Doillon at a dinner party, Doillon modelled in Vaccarello's lookbook, shot in a parking garage. With high hemlines and sexy power dresses becoming the core of his subsequent collections, he gained a celebrity following, dressing Jennife Lopez, Miley Cyrus, Gweneth Paltrow and Alessandra Ambrosio.
By September 2014, Vaccarello was creating a capsule collection for Versace Versace. He went on to create several collections for Versus until April 2016 when it was announced that he had been appointed creative head of Saint Laurent.
In April 2016, he was appointed Creative Director of Yves Saint Laurent.