"I am no longer concerned with sensation and innovation, but with the perfection of my style". With a selection of 100 haute couture garments, SAINT LAURENT rive gauche clothing and accessories, photographs, drawings, films and other multimedia elements from the Foundation’s vast archive, the exhibition creates a visually rich environment for visitors to witness the development of Saint Laurent’s style.
Along with the designer's recurring themes (tribute to artists, imaginary travels or masculin/féminin, etc.) visitors will observe Saint Laurent’s immersive working process from his first sketch and fabric selection to the various stages of production and fitting before the final garment was realized.
Beginning in 1953 with the Paper Doll Couture House that he created when he was a teenager, the exhibition is a journey from his first days at Dior in 1958, through his groundbreaking designs in the 1960s and 70s and the splendor of his final runway collection in 2002.
Curator: Florence Müller
in collaboration with Chiyo Ishikawa
Cocktail dress tribute to Piet Mondrian
Collection haute couture Fall-Winter 1965
© Alexandre Guirkinger