This month’s round-up of ex­hi­bi­tions and at­trac­tions

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The Musée Yves Saint Lau­rent Paris is host­ing its first tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tion this au­tumn with a re­fined and glam­orous show bring­ing to­gether some 50 haute cou­ture cre­ations by the de­signer, which were in­spired by In­dia, China and Ja­pan. The show, en­ti­tled Yves Saint Lau­rent: Dreams of the Ori­ent, fea­tures pieces em­a­nat­ing from the mu­seum’s per­ma­nent col­lec­tion jux­ta­posed with Asian ob­jets d’art on loan from the Musée Na­tional des Arts Asi­a­tiques - Guimet and pri­vate col­lec­tions. The de­signer drew his in­spi­ra­tion mainly from books and ob­jets d’art plung­ing into the heart of lo­cal cus­toms and folk­lore to pro­pose his own sub­lime vi­sion of tra­di­tional cloth­ing. Sump­tu­ous coats in­spired by In­dia would punc­tu­ate his early col­lec­tions while Im­pe­rial China would mark his 1977 Au­tumn-Win­ter Col­lec­tion. The land­mark per­fume Opium re­leased in 1977 would be the heady fra­grance of all Asian in­flu­ences and later Yves Saint Lau­rent, fas­ci­nated by Ja­pan and in par­tic­u­lar Kabuki theatre, would cre­ate his ver­sions of the Ja­pa­nese ki­mono. - P.V. Show­ing from Oc­to­ber 2nd through to Jan­uary 27th 5 ave Marceau (16th), 01 44 31 64 00

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