Thursday, 11 March 2010

A Well-Timed Yves Saint Laurent Retrospective Opens In Paris – 11/3/10

Around the same time the Yves Saint Laurent Autumn/Winter collection was being applauded at Paris Fashion Week, a YSL retrospective was previewed at the Petit Palais in Paris.

This exhibition – which we thought was well timed and planned to coincide with Fashion Week - features 307 pieces from the designer's collection, both haute couture and ready-to-wear, from his start in 1958 with Christian Dior to his final collection in 2002. It also shows photos of Yves Saint Laurent.

If you can’t make the next plane to Paris, click here for photos of the exhibition.

Cautious Optimism for YSL in 2010
Although the buzz around YSL is positive, the brand’s CEO, Valerie Hermann, told Reuters she thinks it is too early to be optimistic despite growing signs of increased consumer spending.

"We have all been very affected by the year 2009, so we are very careful. It is true that there is more optimism than in mid-2009, but I think we have to wait, to be reasonable and draw lessons of what happened in 2009." Hermann said.

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