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Paris is celebrating Yves Saint Laurent at six Parisian museums: the Centre Pompidou, the Musee d’Art Moderne de Paris, the Musee du Louvre, the Musee d’Orsay, the Musee National Picasso-Paris and the Musee Yves Saint Laurent Paris.
YVES SAINT LAURENT AUX MUSÉES celebrates the 60th anniversary of the first Yves Saint Laurent runway show. On January 29, 1962, the 26-year-old designer presented his inaugural collection under his own name. From that day on, Saint Laurent seized upon a vision and a style that became his staple throughout his career and until 2002, forty years in which he broke down barriers and introduced bold new forms.
« This is my home, it is a great joy to receive all the love that she has for me. I’m talking about the seamstresses, the heads of ateliers, the whole house is a house based on love. ” – Yves Saint Laurent »
Important archive materials from the fashion house, carefully preserved over the years by Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent, are presented at the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris, as an extension of the masterpieces exhibited in the permanent galleries of the project’s partner museums in Paris.
Largely unknown, these archive materials will help understand how couture garments come to be. They will illustrate the daily work developed within the couture house, provide insight into Saint Laurent’s creative process and pay tribute to his numerous invaluable collaborators.