If you are in Madrid, I encourage you to visit it. It's open till January. You'll never regret it.
Talking about himself, Yves Saint-Laurent recognized that his worst defect was shyness. His main virtue, willingness. If he was asked about his favorite historical figure, he always with his sweet voice said: "Mademoiselle Chanel" His favorite painter, Picasso. He loved Bach's music and the musicians of the 19th century, the opera. And his favorite writer, without no doubt, Proust. His favorite color was black, but he began to love colors after his stays in Marrakech (Morocco)
If he had chosen a leif-motiv to guide his life, he had chosen: "The most important thing is to last" Yves Saint-Laurent died but his desings will continue emphasizing women's feminity. Finally, he has achieved his dream of lasting forever.
After the description of our character, let's enjoy the exhibition. It begins with his Maison Dior's designs: his gowns from the Collection Trapèze (1958) and the crocodrile leather jacket with mink, from the Collection Souplesse(1960)
|Collection Souplesse jacket|
|Le Smoking (Helmut Newton)|
I felt in love with two crêpe de chine dresses: one, printed in red and black; and the other one, with camouflage print and a fox fur boa. And what about the green fox fur coat, masterfully wore by Naomi Campbell in the last show? Stunning!
He said that "there was nothing more beautiful than a naked body. The most beautiful garment a woman can wear are the arms of the man she loves" And for showing it, he dressed his model with a black silken long night dress with black ostrich feathers ¡Magnifique!
Yves Saint-Laurent wasn't a great traveller. He only travel twice a year to Marrakech, where he owned an appartment; and there he designed the sketches for the next collection. But it wasn't any impediment to travel through Literature: India, China, Japan, Spain, Africa and Russia. And here I found with a great surprised that wasn't Jean Paul Gaultier who invented bodices with tipped breasts (those who wore Madonna in her "Blond Ambition Tour") In 1967, Yves Saint-Laurent have designed a long evening gown, embroidered with rhodoid and black wooden beads. Marvelous!
One genius went away but his legacy remains with us