One of the most influential designers of the 20th century, Yves Saint Laurent is credited with revolutionizing ready-to-wear collections and introducing the tuxedo suit for women. Get an insider’s glimpse into the life and work of this creative genius with a visit to his former fashion house in Paris, now called the Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation.
Make your way to the elegant mansion that houses the studio, just north of the Eiffel Tower, for a guided tour of the multifaceted exhibition space. Experience what it was like to be one of Saint Laurent’s clients in a ground-floor viewing and purchasing lounge. See original works of art by painters who inspired the designer, including Picasso, Matisse and Van Gogh, plus personal artifacts like a walking stick that was a gift from Christian Dior.
Wander through several well-appointed salons where Saint Laurent created many of the collections that defined his later career, and get insight into his creative process through original annotated sketches and prototypes of haute couture pieces that later graced Parisian runways.
After your guided tour, stay to visit the temporary exhibits on display in the Foundation’s other salons.