The Musée Yves Saint Laurent: The first haute couture museum in Paris

The Musée Yves Saint Laurent: The first haute couture museum in Paris

The Musée Yves Saint Laurent: The first haute couture museum in Paris

Paris, the world capital of fashion! Dozens of haute couture fashion houses were founded here, like Dior, Chanel… and the one launched by the brilliant Yves Saint Laurent. Upon his death in 2008, YSL left behind an immense legacy for the world of fashion as well as for many classics of women’s apparel: the famous “Trapeze” dress, the first tuxedos for women, and the list goes on. A museum dedicated to his creations opened in 2017 at the old design workshop where the couturier used to work, in a private Second Empire home. 450 m2 of exhibition space await you, where you can discover his collections and his sources of inspiration. From now through 5 January 2020, a temporary show covers two major creations by Yves Saint Laurent: his celebrated Mondrian dresses (Autumn-Winter 1965) and the dresses he concocted in collaboration with the artist Claude Lalanne (Autumn-Winter 1969). I highly recommend it for fashion lovers, with the added bonus of Paris Fashion Week which will take place from 23 September to 1 October 2019.

© Yves Saint Laurent / Photo: Thierry Ollivier

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