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Yves Saint Laurent was a talented designer with a bold, keen imagination. It is easy to look at some of his designs and wonder how he could ever have dreamt them up. The interesting thing is that in many cases he really did just dream them up. He created designs based on his own daydreams of far-off lands and images locked deep in his mind. Without the need for any extensive travel, he was able to capture the essence of different countries and cultures. He sketched it all down onto paper in his studio and created works that would become world famous.
The combination of the man’s dreams and basic inspiration is now a vast collection of interesting designs that celebrate a broad spectrum of nations. The new show at the Musee Yves Saint Laurent explores these dreams and the different nations represented. There are 50 designs in total that focus on China, Japan, India, Russia, Spain, and Morocco. Many of these Eastern designs are accompanied by artifacts and other objects from the era. This means an added layer of context and interest for the viewer. The designs cover a long period of time with key items from the 70s and 90s.
Yves Saint Laurent: Dreams of the Orient is a fascinating display of art, design, and fashion that lets us get a little deeper into the mind of the creator. This isn’t the first time that Parisian fashion lovers have had the chance to learn more about the man. The museum is keen to let us get to know this local master a little better with thoughtful, personal exhibitions. There is no doubt that this show will continue to bring in visitors as it continues its run over the winter months. We have until the 27th of January to take advantage of this exhibition and learn a little more.
Curator of the Exhibition:
Director of Collections at the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris
From 02 October 2018 to 27 January 2019
Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris
5 avenue Marceau
75116 Paris – France
Opening hours and days
Tuesday to Sunday, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last admission at 5:15 p.m.).
Friday until 9:00 p.m. (last admission at 8:15 p.m.).
Closed on Mondays and January 1, May 1, and December 25.
Early closing at 4:30 p.m. on December 24 and 31.
Full price 10.00 EUR
Reduced price 7.00 EUR