Get Ready With Mark Tuan For The Saint Laurent Men's Spring Summer 2023 Show

Get Ready With Mark Tuan For The Saint Laurent Men's Spring Summer 2023 Show

Get Ready With Mark Tuan For The Saint Laurent Men's Spring Summer 2023 Show

Seated front row amid the luminous construction of a ring-shaped oasis, musician Mark Tuan invited VMAN behind the scenes to give us a glimpse into his pre-show procedures, journey to the venue, and post-show indulgences.

Seated front row amid the luminous construction of a ring-shaped oasis, musician Mark Tuan invited VMAN behind the scenes to give us a glimpse into his pre-show procedures, journey to the venue, and post-show indulgences.

Text: Maddie Street

Set against an evocative backdrop of the Agafay desert, Saint Laurent carved out the essence of tranquility through their latest archetypal Spring-Summer 2023 Men's Collection. Echoing juxtapositions of hope and mystery, the tuxedos and statement pieces once again get reinterpreted, refined, and imbued with possibility - taking subtle references from previous Womenswear Collections. This space became the focal point for Anthony Vaccarello, in collaboration with artist Es Devlin, to celebrate the shared affinity that encapsulates Marrakech.

Among a vast roster of eminent attendees was Chinese-American musician and heartthrob Mark Tuan. After quickly becoming an elected favorite for the luxury label - after his appearance at Saint Laurent's Fall/Winter 2022 collection at Paris Fashion Week earlier in March - Tuan proceeded to Morocco where he was seated in the front row to support this years SS23 Collection debut. Tuan invited VMAN behind the scenes to give us a glimpse into his pre-show procedures, journey to the venue, and post-show indulgences.

"It was my first time in Morocco and I was blown away with everything! YSL prepared some gifts in my room and I loved them. I'm so grateful to be invited and a part of the family. I wasn't so sure how I was going to fit everything in my luggage but I managed to pack everything!"

"Getting ready for the show! I originally was going to wear a different outfit but ended up choosing this fit."

"On the way to the show! It took us about an hour and a half to get to the show. Had to take a quick selfie to share with my fans."

"I met Eddie at dinner last night and we just hit it off. He's a really cool guy! We saw a giraffe on the way to the show and Eddie wanted to stop to take a picture. Turns out it was just a fake giraffe so we decided to take a picture together instead!"

"Had to take a solo picture (:"

 "Desert vibes. Pose number 2! I can't believe I'm in a desert in Morocco."

"Arrived at the show. We actually got a little lost on the way but managed to make it in time!"

"The sun was starting to set and the sky looked amazing. Wanted to take a quick picture before the show started."

" Getting seated. Excited for the show!"

"WOW! The show was amazing! Saint Laurent always knows how to put on a show."

"I was invited to a private dinner with the YSL team. While waiting to get picked up, I thought that this was a really nice place to take a picture. It was a bit windy but the picture came out nice!"

"Dinner with the team! Met a lot of cool people and had an amazing night. The weather was perfect!"

"Visited the YSL Museum on my last day. I actually wanted to take more pictures but no photos were allowed in the museum."

"I've always heard that Morocco was the place to buy rugs. Had to stop by the market the last day to go check some out! There were so many that caught my eye but I ended up purchasing these 5. Each rug has its own different meaning and I will be putting these to good use. Definitely putting one in my music studio!"

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