Yves Saint Laurent, the Museum
The museum devoted to the French designer Yves Saint Laurent is opening its doors this month on the premises of his former haute couture house. It will open up with a retrospective of some 50 of his designs alongside accessories, sketches, photographs and videos. The collection, which is owned by the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent, enables visitors to see the entire creative process that went into designing a garment. Further contributing to the strength of the collection was Saint Laurent’s decision to keep a selection of prototypes, beginning in 1962, from each collection. These prototypes are the version of the model that he designed, executed in the ateliers according to his instructions and which was later shown on the runway. The prototype was conserved along with its matching accessories such as jewellery, shoes, gloves and hats. The collection comprises every haute couture collection that Yves Saint Laurent presented between 1962 and 2002.
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