The Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent was founded to introduce the work and life of Yves Saint Laurent to a broad general public in France and abroad. In addition to the shows organized at the exhibition space located at 5, avenue Marceau, numerous exhibitions are also organized outside of the Foundation.
The exhibition, Yves Saint Laurent Style, shown in 2008-2009 at the Musée des Beaux-arts in Montréal and at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, proceeded the Yves Saint Laurent Retrospective at the Petit Palais in Paris in 2010. It was subsequently shown at the MAPFRE Foundation in 2011 before travelling to the Denver Art Museum until July 8, 2012. More recently, the ING Cultural Center in Brussels presented Yves Saint Laurent a visionary: a selection of one hundred haute couture or ready-to-wear models and new, mostly unpublished documents shed new light on the origins of Yves Saint Laurent's stylistic revolutions.