The Yves Saint Laurent Paris Museum presents an unpublished selection of fifty haute couture models. The new exhibition will cover two major creations by Yves Saint Laurent: the famous Mondrian dresses (autumn-winter 1965) and the dresses created in collaboration with the artist Claude Lalanne (autumn-winter 1969).
The Yves Saint Laurent Paris Museum devotes an important section to the presentation of the autumn-winter 1965 collection, which has left a lasting mark on the history of fashion. Described as “Revolutionary“, it offers a modern and avant-garde style based mainly on a series of dresses inspired by the painter Piet Mondrian.
By associating fashion with pictorial art, Yves Saint Laurent contributed to the popularity of the Dutch painter, who had until then been little known to the general public. Today these iconic dresses have penetrated the field of popular culture to become the object of reinterpretations by contemporary artists, some of whose works are presented along the way.
The museum also highlights his collaboration with Claude Lalanne, sculptor, for amazing bustier dresses.
For this first contribution, he made casts of the chest and belly of the model, Veruschka. Anthropomorphic galvanized copper armour adorns two vaporous blue and black muslin dresses that belong to a new register, a mixture of sculpture and ornamental adornment that is unique in its kind.
The collaboration continues with the creation of many jewellery sculptures created between 1969 and 1983. True works of art, the jewellery created by Claude Lalanne for Yves Saint Laurent’s collections contrasts, by the purity and lightness of their lines, with the fantasy jewellery sets that usually complement haute couture creations.
The museum is also renewing the rest of its journey. The section devoted to the most emblematic models such as tuxedos, safari jackets, jumpsuits and trench coats, which are the quintessence of the “Saint Laurent Style“, is greatly enriched to allow visitors to better understand the timeless character of the cloakroom created by the couturier. For the first time, an entire section is devoted to parade photography, through the work of photographer Claus Ohm.
Date: From February 12 to December 31, 2019
Place: 5 Avenue Marceau, 75116 Paris
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