• Saint Laurent's Dreams of the Orient: 'When you know a culture, you can't make mistakes'

    2 monthes ago - By The Guardian

    As a new exhibition charting Yves Saint Laurent's fascination with the far east opens in Paris, Susie Lau tackles the line it treads between appreciation and appropriation In the autumn of 1977, off the back of a succession of lavish collections inspired by the Ballets Russes and Spanish matadors, Yves Saint Laurent delivered his critically acclaimed “Les Chinoises” collection. It was inspired by China, a country he had never visited at that point and it coincided with the launch of the house's iconic Opium perfume. This is the starting point for Yves Saint Laurent: Dreams of the Orient, a...
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