The dreamed Asia of Yves Saint Laurent
The dreamed Asia of Yves Saint Laurent Conference visit at the Yves Saint Laurent museum.
« All I need is a picture book for my mind to be based in a place, or a landscape [...] I have no need to go there. I dreamed so much ... " Yves Saint Laurent
Thanks to his "imaginary journeys" or "immobile", Yves Saint Laurent delivered, throughout his collections, a dream vision of distant lands, tinged with knowledge drawn from both his readings and a direct approach to the objects of art. The couturier immersed himself in the heart of local customs, explored the folklore, diverted clichés to offer a sublime representation of clothing traditions. Among its "exoticism", Asia occupies a special place that punctuates all its work.
Aurélie Samuel Curator of the heritage Director of the collections of the Yves Saint Laurent Museum Paris and curator of the exhibition