A few hundred of designs, as well photos and films document the master’s work in the fashion industry which debuted in the 50s with his work for the house of Dior and ended in 2002 with a spectacular show. In case that just like me, you have missed the YSL tuxedo, safari jacket or master paintings inspired dresses époque, the exhibit offers a unique opportunity to enter into the realms of a master designer and a step into the real haute couture.
YSL dans le Petie Palais
If you happen to be in Paris between now and end of August and you are interested in fashion, art or even history I highly recommend the YSL exhibition at Le Petit Palais. It is a show worth checking out and this coming from a regular visitor at all the V&A major exhibitions. The French have put together a remarkable retrospective of the life of even a more remarkable figure which represents a major fashion designer and influence. Some call him genius, others revolutionary, but for me he was mainly a connoisseur of what women wanted and needed and figured the exact formula of how to transform their style and make it practical in a more masculine way, but still sensitive and provocative.