Yves Saint Laurent: Dreams of Asia

Vue de l'exposition l'Asie rêvée d'Yves Saint Laurent section La Chine Impériale ©Yves Saint Laurent: photo Thierry Ollivier

Vue de l'exposition l'Asie rêvée d'Yves Saint Laurent section La Chine Impériale ©Yves Saint Laurent: photo Thierry Ollivier.

Vue de l'exposition l'Asie rêvée d'Yves Saint Laurent section La Chine Impériale ©Yves Saint Laurent: photo Thierry Ollivier.

Vue de l'exposition l'Asie rêvée d'Yves Saint Laurent section La collection chinoise ©Yves Saint Laurent: photo Thierry Ollivier

Vue de l'exposition l'Asie rêvée d'Yves Saint Laurent section La Chine Florale ©Yves Saint Laurent: photo Thierry Ollivier

Vue de l'exposition l'Asie rêvée d'Yves Saint Laurent section L'Inde ©Yves Saint Laurent: photo Thierry Ollivier

Vue de l'exposition l'Asie rêvée d'Yves Saint Laurent section L'Inde ©Yves Saint Laurent: photo Thierry Ollivier

Vue de l'exposition l'Asie rêvée d'Yves Saint Laurent section L'Inde ©Yves Saint Laurent: photo Thierry Ollivier

Vue de l'exposition l'Asie rêvée d'Yves Saint Laurent section L'Inde ©Yves Saint Laurent: photo Thierry Ollivier

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Vue de l'exposition l'Asie rêvée d'Yves Saint Laurent section La Chine Impériale ©Yves Saint Laurent: photo Thierry Ollivier
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Vue de l'exposition l'Asie rêvée d'Yves Saint Laurent section La Chine Impériale ©Yves Saint Laurent: photo Thierry Ollivier.
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Vue de l'exposition l'Asie rêvée d'Yves Saint Laurent section La Chine Impériale ©Yves Saint Laurent: photo Thierry Ollivier.
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Vue de l'exposition l'Asie rêvée d'Yves Saint Laurent section La collection chinoise ©Yves Saint Laurent: photo Thierry Ollivier
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Vue de l'exposition l'Asie rêvée d'Yves Saint Laurent section La Chine Florale ©Yves Saint Laurent: photo Thierry Ollivier
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Vue de l'exposition l'Asie rêvée d'Yves Saint Laurent section L'Inde ©Yves Saint Laurent: photo Thierry Ollivier
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Vue de l'exposition l'Asie rêvée d'Yves Saint Laurent section L'Inde ©Yves Saint Laurent: photo Thierry Ollivier
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Vue de l'exposition l'Asie rêvée d'Yves Saint Laurent section L'Inde ©Yves Saint Laurent: photo Thierry Ollivier
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Vue de l'exposition l'Asie rêvée d'Yves Saint Laurent section L'Inde ©Yves Saint Laurent: photo Thierry Ollivier

#PARIS Until 27 January 2019, the Yves Saint Laurent Museum is presenting, for this first temporary thematic exhibition, about fifty haute couture models inspired by India, China and Japan. The models interact with Asian art objects on loan from the Musée Guimet (Musée national des arts asiatiques) or from private collectors, and thus offer a new perspective on the couturier’s work.

“I have approached every country with a dream. “said Yves Saint Laurent. These imaginary or immobile journeys have allowed him to dive into the heart of local customs and folklore to draw its essence, to bring out a dream vision, a sublimated representation of clothing traditions.

Throughout his career, Yves Saint Laurent has observed traditional Indian, Chinese and Japanese costumes and transcribed them into his haute couture creations. From his first collections, he reinterpreted the sumptuous royal Indian coats. The autumn-winter 1977 collection was inspired by Imperial China and gave it a theatrical and transformed image of the country. It is also that same year that the designer will highlight these Asian influences in a new fragrance: the sulphurous “Opium” arouses a wave of scandal right from its launch, which will ensure its worldwide success. Fascinated by Japan, he later revisited the kimono. “Yves Saint Laurent’s Dreamy Asia” is a unique opportunity to penetrate into the heart of his literal and imaginary vision of Asia.

 

Yves Saint Laurent’s dream Asia

02. to 27.01.2019

YSL Museum

5 Avenue Marceau

75116 Paris

Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm (last entrance at 5.15pm).

Nocturne on Friday until 9pm (last entrance at 8:15pm).

 

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Dominique Vautrin is a French photographer. Influenced by American street photography, he develops during his various projects, a dark work that depicts a society in a phase of anonymization. The c...

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