Transparency The power of materials : Yves Saint Laurent exhibition

Transparency The power of materials : Yves Saint Laurent exhibition

Yves Saint Laurent was a master in the art of sublimating femininity. His innovative creations revolutionized fashion standards, presenting the female form with a grace that reflected the times. He opened a new chapter in French fashion history by combining subversion and creativity.

His manipulation of transparency was emblematic of his style. He firmly believed in the importance of preserving mystery through fabrics. Through his creations, he spoke the language of women, magnifying them through bold cuts and ingenious layering. For him, transparency was a question of balance, revealing while concealing another part of the body. In the 1960s, he explored fabrics such as chiffon, lace and tulle, unifying contradictions and enabling women to assert themselves with confidence.

The second part of an exhibition that began at the Cité de la Mode in Calais is now on show at the Musée Yves Saint Laurent in Paris, highlighting the theme of revealing the female body through a selection of models from the Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent. 

This exhibition highlights iconic pieces such as the first topless blouse from spring-summer 1968, as well as rarer pieces, accompanied by accessories and fragments of the creative process.

Works by contemporary artists punctuate the tour, adding a poetic dimension to Yves Saint Laurent's fashion heritage.

To discover this exhibition, visit the Musée Yves Saint Laurent, 5 avenue Marceau, until August 24, 2024. To get there, take metro line 6 at Raspail towards Charles de Gaulle-Etoile, get off at Boissière, and you are there! 

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