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Six Parisian museums will host Yves Saint Laurent exhibitions

13.01.2022
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Exhibitions of collections and personal belongings of the famous designer Yves Saint Laurent will be opened on January 29 in Paris to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the fashion house Yves Saint Laurent. Unique exhibits will appear at the Museum of Modern Art, the Louvre, the Pompidou Center, the Orsay, Yves Saint Laurent, and Picasso museums.

"We thought it would be impossible to convince so many museums to agree to our idea, but they were all interested and enthusiastic from the beginning. This is the first time that so many museums are working together on one project," said exhibition curator Mouna Mekouar.

At the Centre Pompidou, visitors will be able to see the famous Saint Laurent Mondrian dress created for the fall-winter 1965-1966 collection. It will be on display next to the painting by Piet Mondrian that inspired the designer's sketch.

Guests at the Musée d'Orsay will learn about Saint Laurent's connection with Marcel Proust and how ideas about gender and sexuality influenced YSL's style.

At the Louvre, one will be able to learn about how gold, light, and jewels prompted the designer's decorative art.

The Yves Saint Laurent Museum, for its part, will focus on the fashion designer's personal belongings and archival materials about his creative journey.

Exhibitions will run through May, with some through the end of 2022. For more information and current prices, visit the museums' official websites.