Saint Laurent creative director Anthony Vaccarello has covered much ground intersecting music, art, culture and lifestyle with the launch of the brands creative and cultural destination Rive Droite. Having already worked in collaboration with some of the biggest names to note, including designer-turned-artist Helmut Lang, launching a winter collection of skis and snowboards with ZAI, working with Spalding on a snakeskin basketball and Baccarat homewares only to name a few - Rive Droite will now breathe life into Paris with its new musical inauguration.
Still amidst a pandemic and in light of bringing optimism to darker times, Saint Laurent Rive Droite will host "live sessions" at the Saint Laurent Rive Droite store in Paris, hosting live performances from a roster of esteemed musicians selected by Anthony Vaccarello and Saint Laurent.
Having already made his musical debut playing drums for musicians such as Bertrand Belin, Theo Hakola, John Parish and Discodeine - Saint Laurent introduces musician Franky Gogo to commence the first live iteration, live streamed to replace the live music that the pandemic has made impossible to experience.
Blurring the lines of gender and sexuality, trans artist Franky Gogo experiments with boundaries within identity, exploring different identities in each piece and producing work that is both reflective and disruptive of anything rooted in tradition or the traditional.
Featuring tracks from the artists four track EP "Fast and Too Much", the performance oscillated between sounds of joy, sadness, brutality and softness composed alongside the reverberating sounds of new wave synth.
Franky Gogo presented his live performance at the Saint Laurent Rive Droite store in Paris, with the live performance broadcasted on all Saint Laurent channels and streaming platforms.