The Yves Saint Laurent a visionary exhibition, organized by ING in partnership with the Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent offers a panorama of interweaving dialogues between the visionary Yves Saint Laurent and the spirit of his times, which he observed and translated into new sartorial expressions.
This unique exhibition invites visitors to share in an unprecedented exploration of the singular Saint Laurent aesthetic. A selection of one hundred haute couture or ready-to-wear models and new, mostly unpublished documents shed new light on the origins of these stylistic revolutions.
A journey organized according to theme and illuminated by a contextualization of Yves Saint Laurent’s work introduces the visitor to the uniqueness of his designs, shapes, materials and color palette as well as to his conception of a “democratized” haute culture.
Rare sketches, production drawings, patterns, client files, quest for ornaments, embroidery samples, magazines, and press articles from the archives of the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent illuminate the alchemy of the Saint Laurent style. A collection of haute couture models represents the dazzling conclusion of the magic formula which transformed the designer’s drawings and vision into a three-dimensional objects.
The Yves Saint Laurent a visionary exhibition will be on display until May 5th, 2013 at the ING Cultural Centre in Brussels.