The new short film for Yves Saint Laurent may not officially be titled “Smoke and Mirrors”, but the two themes are very present throughout the piece, which runs about a minute and a half. YSL’s Spring 2017 collection is highlighted in the video.
The road trip-inspired film was directed by Nathalie Canguilhem and takes place in a variety of strange or exotic looking locations, from the quintessential desert highway road trip to underwater shots and everything in between.
Hip hop artist Travi$ Scott is featured alongside several new faces who walked in the YSL show in September: Agnes Akerlund, Vittoria Ceretti, and David Friend. Incidentally, this is not Travi$ Scott’s first rodeo as a model – he also starred in this year’s SS campaign for Alexander Wang.
The video is an interesting mix of dark and dangerous with free-spirited and romantic, and the combination is very sexy and simply mesmerizing. Watch the complete short film from Saint Laurent below.