Homage to Yves Saint Laurent

05.06.2008 to 31.08.2008


On Sunday 1 June 2008, the French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent died at the age of 71.

The Museum of Decorative Arts will be honouring the great couturier by displaying all clothing designs of his which the museum has in its possession. On display will be items from his haute couture collections as well as from his prêt-à-porter line, Rive Gauche.


Alongside Coco Chanel and Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent ranks as one of the most important fashion designers of the 20th century. With his innovative, provocative designs he managed to capture the zeitgeist of his day and come up with a host of sartorial creations which it now goes without saying form a fundamental part of women's fashion. These creations include the trouser suit, the women's tuxedo or 'Le Smoking', the sailor jacket and the safari look.