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YSL: iconic Yves


The Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Paris in its new layout underlines the close bond that the great French couturier had with the art world.

On the occasion of his new exhibition, the Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Paris (5, avenue Marceau) presents a new selection of fifty haute couture models.

In addition to the great themes that represent the work of the great designer, the new exhibition paths focus on two historic creations signed by Yves Saint Laurent: the famous Mondrian dresses (autumn-winter 1965) and the clothes signed in collaboration with the artist Claude Lalanne (autumn-winter 1969). Defined as revolutionary, the 1965 autumn-winter collection marked the history of fashion by proposing a modern and avant-garde style inspired by the works of the artist Piet Mondrian (1872-1944).

The importance of the collection is that it also marks the union of a true dialogue between the designers fashion creations and the art world, in particular with the works of Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Georges Braque, Henri Matisse, Fernand Léger and Pierre Bonnard. In the name of a close link between art and fashion is also the collaboration with the sculptor Claude Lalanne who for the 1969 autumn-winter collection makes a series of precious jewelery inserts. The synergy between the two is a story that lasts until 1983, a long period of time during which Lalanne creates various and precious jewelry-sculpture collections for YSL. The new layout of the Museum will be open until December 31st.

Above: YSL, the famous 1965 autumn-winter collection