FRANCE / Paris / Musée Yves Saint Laurent: Yves Saint Laurent – Shapes & Forms
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until Sunday January 14 2024

Musée Yves Saint Laurent
5 Avenue Marceau
75116 Paris

Agence Claudine Colin Communication
Alexis Gregorat

The exhibition Yves Saint Laurent–Shapes & Forms, displays the couturier’s modern and enduring vision. Through a fascinating spatial arrangement, the artist Claudia Wieser engenders a dialogue with textile pieces and graphic art from the museum’s collections. The exhibition presents some forty models by Yves Saint Laurent, both haute couture and ready-to-wear garments, accessories and sketches, which resonate with decors and work by the German artist. This original approach securely places the couturier’s genius in the context of our own times.

Throughout his career, the legendary grand couturier Yves Saint Laurent never ceased reinventing forms. Already in 1958, when he was artistic director at Christian Dior, he affirmed his modernist approach with his “Trapeze” collection. Its iconic geometric silhouette has gone down in the annals of fashion.

Beginning in the 1960s, his creations reflected as treamlined cut, well-defined lines and rich colors. His works were influenced by the artistic trends of the time–simple and geometric abstraction, constructivism and concrete art–whose many movements mirror the multi-faceted talent of Yves Saint Laurent.

Paying particular attention to color and form, the German artist Claudia Wieser stages a rich array of forms. Influenced by the intuitive and spiritual work of Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee, the artist explores modernist-inspired geometric constructions. Recognized for her immersive and contemplative installations, Wieser offers us a totally immersive experience. For the Yves Saint Laurent–Shapes & Forms project, Claudia Wieser presents several of her own works, some of which have never been exhibited before.

Head curators
Elsa Janssen, director of the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris
Serena Bucalo-Mussely, curator, head of collections at the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris

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