Design

The culture of fashion: Gold by Yves Saint Laurent exhibition



Loulou de la Falaise - Gold by Yves Saint Laurent exhibition

The Yves Saint Laurent Museum in avenue Marceau is fast becoming an essential part of the Paris Fashion Week itinerary. To coincide with this season’s shows, October 10th sees the opening of “Gold by Yves Saint Laurent“, a celebration of the ‘magical’ colour he used from his very first collection in 1962.

Alongside opulent sequin and lamé couture pieces, gilded accessories and objects, will be more than 300 pieces of jewellery designed by Saint Laurent muse and garconne icon, Loulou de la Falaise (above). Other highlights include rare perfume bottles, signature gold buttons (below) and surrealist finger jewellery by Claude Lalanne (below).

Gold Buttons - Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent Finger jewellery by Claude Lalanne

Yves Saint Laurent was an early adopter in recognising the archival value of his collections. By 1974, as part of a patrimonialization policy, he was already marking with an ‘M’ the key pieces that he wanted to be included in his museum. Now of course, every luxury house has a culture division and regular schedule of exhibitions and global shows.

Book tickets for the Gold by Yves Saint Laurent exhibition here.

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: Loulou de la Falaise; Gold buttons; Finger jewellery by Claude Lalanne
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Theory Project by Lucas Ossendrijver

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COS undyed cashmere sweater

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