“Yves Saint Laurent at the museums” exhibition is the 60th anniversary of Yves Saint Laurent’s first fashion show. The designer, just 26 years old, signed his first collection under his own name on January 29, 1962. He immediately imposed a spirit but also a style and never ceased to play, throughout his career until 2002, the decompartmentalization and circulation of forms.
Supported by the Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent Foundation, the exhibition creates a dialogue between some of the designer’s most iconic models and the permanent collections of various Parisian museums. This project retraces Yves Saint Laurent’s unique creative journey while celebrating the arts of the world. It will also illustrate the continuity and profound unity of the links that the couturier forged with art and with French public collections.
To echo the masterpieces presented in the permanent collections of the partner museums, part of the fashion house’s archives – carefully gathered by Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent – are presented at the Yves Saint Laurent Paris Museum. Most of these archives are unpublished and allow us to see how the models were made, to feel the life of the fashion house, to understand the creative process, and to pay tribute to all those who participated in the creation of the designer’s models.
Conceived as an archipelago, the exhibition proposes new forms of dialogue and encourages the public to create its own path from one museum to another, taking it into previously unknown or new spheres.
From January 29 to may 15, 2022
“Yves Saint Laurent at the museums” will takes place in six Parisian museums: Center Pompidou- Museum of modern art in Paris- Musée du Louvre – Museum of Orsay -Musée national Picasso Paris – Yves Saint Laurent Museum Paris