The exhibition ‘Petit Palais’ in Paris is a quite an impressive work by Yves Saint Laurent.
It is an infusion of fashion history and a privileged peek into the wardrobes of some of the world’s most chic women. Also featured is a salon set up as the dressing room of ‘Saint Laurent’ muse ‘Catherine Denevue’. The pieces date from 1967’s ‘Belle de Jour’ to the designer’s 2002 retirement.
This show is supposedly the first in Paris, since the designer’s death in 2008 and it explores the full measure of Saint Laurent’s considerable influence on fashion. The show as reported by the LA Times Reports is there times the size of the 2008 exhibition at the De Young Museum in San Francisco in California.
The exhibition includes 307 haute couture and ready to wear garments along with photographs, drawings and flims. The show has been produced with the patronage of French First Lasy Carla Bruni- Sarkozy. The collection, since his Dior trapeze collection in 1958 to his modern draped women, has celebrated movement and energy. The pieces were designed for living breathing women. Yves Saint Laurent had once said that his dream was to provide women with the basis of classical wardrobe which is free from the influence of passing trends that will give greater self-confidence.
The show is open until August 29 and has its own designated website.