Transparences The power of materials

Yves Saint Laurent was a master in the art of magnifying femininity. His avant-garde creations overturned fashion norms, revealing the female body with an elegance that captured the spirit of his time. He wrote a new chapter in French fashion history, blending subversion and innovation.

His play on transparency was emblematic of his style. He believed that maintaining mystery was essential with these materials. He spoke the language of women through his creations, sublimating them with daring cuts and ingenious layering. For him, transparency was a question of balance, revealing one part of the body while concealing another. In the 1960s, he experimented with fabrics such as chiffon, lace and tulle, reconciling contradictions and allowing women to assert their silhouettes with confidence.

The Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Paris presents the second part of an exhibition that began at the Cité de la Mode in Calais, highlighting themes of revelation of the female body through a selection of models from the Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent.

The exhibition includes iconic pieces such as the first topless blouse from spring-summer 1968, as well as rarer pieces, accompanied by accessories and elements of the creative process. Works by contemporary artists punctuate the tour, adding a poetic dimension to Yves Saint Laurent's fashion heritage.

To discover this exhibition, visit the Musée Yves Saint Laurent, 5 avenue Marceau, until August 24, 2024.

To get there, take metro line 1 at Saint-Paul towards La Défense, get off at Goerges V, walk 11 minutes and you're there!

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