Photo by Franco Rubartelli – Veruschka — 1968
Most of us don’t realize that the evolution of women’s wardrobes to include so-called men’s tailored clothing such as pantsuits and the infamous safari jacket didn’t necessarily come only from revolutionaries such as Coco Chanel. Yves Saint Laurent was also revolutionary in mixing up genders and bringing out a more masculine look for women (and vice versa).
In an amazing retrospective exhibition at Petit Palais, Mus’e des Beaux-Arts in Paris, starting this week and running through August is a look at YSL’s 40 years in fashion, including images from 300 models haute couture and ready-to-wear presentations since the beginning of the couturier at Dior in 1958, with the famous collection ‘Trapeze’ until the splendor of the evening dresses of 2002. Many photographs and films illustrate the historical context, the construction style of Yves Saint Laurent and the foundations of his work.
The exhibition was created by Yves life-long partner, Pierre Berg’ and the Petit Palais, along with patronage of former fashion model Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.
Check it out at: www.yslretrospective.com/