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Saint Laurent Is Declaring the Return of Leggings in 2020

Made of latex, no less.
Saint Laurent Is Declaring the Return of Leggings in 2020
IMAGE Saint Laurent
Made of latex, no less.

Four words to startle you without any context whatsoever: BDSM meets the bourgeois. Saint Laurent's Fall-Winter 2020 show was all about making that unlikely introduction, teaming ultra-slick latex leggings in kitschy hues with prep-school plaid and teatime bows that, apart from their sheer size, would have been the definition of demure. Forget a party in the back. The real party's down below.

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Second-skin? Nope, these are vying for no less than first place. Point is, the legging is back, but YSL's takes aren't your run-of-the-mill sporty, loungey numbers—Anthony Vaccarello has declared it's either high-shine and fetish-feeding full gleam or absolutely nothing.

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It must also be said, we feel, that these aren't quite Balenciaga's floral pant-boots, either. Spurned on, perhaps, by those ubiquitous, form-fitting Marine Serre moons, Paloma Wool's psychedelic spin on bodycon loungewear, and Vetements' gloved turtleneck tops-cum-catsuits, 2019's obsession with bike shorts has morphed into the inevitable full-on return of anything that resembles a leotard...still, where those are zany and printed, Anthony's are straight up dominatrix.

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Though, if you're not quite ready for kink, here's a considerably less glossy, just as current combination for mimicking the look:

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Leggings, P859, MISFIT; Checked blazer, P6149, ICHI; Tie-neck blouse, P2995, MANGO; all Zalora.com.ph

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