The 33-year-old is following in the footsteps of John Galliano and Yves Saint Laurent. Vaccarello will serve as creative director at the house of fashion founded by Yves Saint Laurent in 1962. Vaccarello is famed for his taut and sexy creations.
Donatella Versace of Versus Versace said she was sad Anthony Vaccarello was leaving the Versace Family, but wished him every success.
Anthony Vaccarello succeeds Hedi Slimane at Saint Laurent. Anthony Vaccarello studied at the Brussels art school Ecole de La Cambre. He worked for Fendi, but in 2009 also established his own label Anthony Vaccarello.