Apr 13, 2009
On May 25, the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Rio de Janeiro will unveil the show “Yves Saint Laurent – Viagens Extraordinárias”, which aims to shed some light on a lesser-known side of the great fashion designer.
Some might be surprised to learn that Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008) was also an artist. The show, which is part of the festivities celebrating the “Year of France” in Brazil, is curated by the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent and had Saint Laurent's approval - he oversaw all the details before passing away last June.
“Yves Saint Laurent – Viagens Extraordinárias” will include 50 complete outfits from his Africa, Asia, Spain, Morocco, Russia and India collections; 20 photographs, 20 original drawings, a portrait of YSL by Andy Warhol. Two documentaries directed by David Teboul in 2002 will also be shown. To me, the most fascinating aspect of all is that YSL actually travelled very little – outside of France, he’d only been to Spain and Morocco (he owned a home Marrakesh). A must-see.
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