The Yves Saint Laurent Retrospective, which attracted more than 300,000 visitors to the Petit Palais in 2010, will travel to Spain and to the United States in 2011-2012.
The MAPFRE Foundation in Madrid will present 150 models, production drawings and prototypes of hats and garments from October 5, 2011 to January 8, 2012. 200 models will then be shown at the Denver Art Museum from March 25 to July 8, 2012.
Florence Müller is the curator of the exhibition and Nathalie Crinière will design the scenography, which will replicate themes from the exhibition at the Petit Palais.
Each of the models shown should be carefully prepared prior to departure for the exhibition site. Packing this short Bambara evening dress in black raffia with black and red wooden beads, from the haute couture collection, Spring/Summer 1967, took more than half an hour, not including the headdress and accessories. The preparation of a long evening ensemble can take up to one hour.