Thursday, January 14, 2010

Yves Saint Laurent Retrospective

Paris' Petit Palais museum is opening a thorough Yves Saint Laurent retrospective on March 11 to honor the iconic designer. The exhibition is organized by YSL's long-time life and business partner Pierre Bergé who says that "Chanel liberated the woman, but Yves Saint Laurent gave them power". More than 300 pieces of couture and prêt-à-porter are set against a historic backdrop, explained in drawings, films and photos, totalling 40 years of YSL's work - from his beginnings at Dior and the famous Trapèze collection in the late 50's through his late evening gowns for Yves Saint Laurent shortly before his death in 2008. The exhibition runs until August 29.
YSL - Petit Palais - March 11, August 29 2010