For several of his creations for the 1965 autumn-winter haute couture collection, Yves Saint Laurent was inspired by abstract painter Piet Mondrian. Described as revolutionary by Women’s Wear Daily, this collection offered a modern and avant-garde style that aroused instant enthusiasm. The fashion designer was able to capture the spirit of his time by creating pieces designed to be mobile and graceful, dynamic in the dialogue of colours and lines.
This “Mondrian to wear”, multiplied and made more accessible, embodied the modern body, the modern woman, the modern world.
This conference is an opportunity for Brigitte Léal (head curator of heritage and assistant director in charge of collections at the National Museum of Modern Art at the Pompidou Centre) to review the scope of the autumn-winter 1965 collection in the history of fashion and especially in the history of art.
The masterpiece of the 20th century is a Mondrian.
How to get there
station "Alma Marceau"
station "Pont de l'Alma"
arrêt "Alma Marceau"