Twenty-Year Anniversary of the Haute Couture House at the Lido

In 1982, Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent celebrated the twenty-year anniversary of the haute couture house at the legendary Lido cabaret on the Champs-Élysées. The event was attended by the who’s who of Paris.

Most famous women wore black Saint Laurent outfits. Film star Catherine Deneuve wore a spencer tuxedo suit, and jewelry designer Paloma Picasso dressed up with red jeweled shoulders and crown.

Associated Press, Paris, February 3, 1983.

On this occasion, Diana Vreeland, whose strong personality had a major influence on twentieth-century fashion magazines, awarded Saint Laurent the International Fashion Award of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.