- Discover the works of one of the most famous french designer of all time.
- Step through his private studio, where the magic happened, right in the center of Paris.
Yves Saint Laurent Museum
A decade after Yves Saint Laurent’s death, two museums have opened as an homage to one of the greatest fashion designer of his time. One of them is right here in Paris, located in his private hotel where he used to work.
The museum introduces you to the designer’s body of work, through temporary exhibitions and retrospective displays. You will be able to wander through the artist’s studio, which has remained untouched.
Since February 2019, the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris exhibits a unique selection of approximately fifty haute couture designs throughout its entire exhibition space. In addition to the main themes that shaped the couturier’s body of work, the new display will explore two of Yves Saint Laurent’s major creations: his well-known Mondrian dresses (autumn-winter 1965) and the gowns made in collaboration with the artist Claude Lalanne (autumn-winter 1969). This famous serie of dresses which drew attention for its modern, avant-garde style marked the beginning of the “dialogue with art” that the couturier pursued with Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Georges Braque, Henri Matisse, Fernand Léger, and Pierre Bonnard. For its new display, the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris will devote a considerable part of its exhibition space to this collection and examine its legacy beyond the history of fashion.
“To me, turning a Mondrian or a Poliakoff into a dress is about making their canvases move … Poliakoff and Mondrian were extraordinarily rejuvenating and refreshing for me: they taught me purity, balance.” Yves Saint Laurent
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The museum is opened from 11am to 6pm, except on friday when it closes at 9pm.