Evening ensemble, Yves Saint Laurent

Dress and jacket, look #70

  • Yves Saint Laurent

  • Gift of Maison Yves Saint Laurent
  • Spring-Summer 1992
  • Printed faille by Bucol, muslin by Bianchini, paillette embroidery by Lesage
  • GAL 1994.25.1
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

The Lesage-embroidered flowers on the jacket bring to mind Matisse's Morocco paintings. Yves Saint Laurent was fond of interspersing his work with tributes to artists also including Mondrian, Braque and Van Gogh. 'My aim,' he said, 'was not to vie with the Masters, but at most to approach them and learn from their genius.