Collaboration with Claude Lalanne

While the Pop Art movement was enjoying considerable success in the 1960s, the couple François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne were making nature-inspired sculptures based on animal and plant forms. As early as 1965, Yves Saint Laurent commissioned from them the legendary bar that would first occupy his apartment on the Place Vauban before being moved to his library on the Rue de Babylone. 

For Saint Laurent’s Autumn-Winter 1969 haute couture collection, Claude Lalanne made a series of casts of the model Veruschka’s body that were worn with two diaphanous chiffon dresses, one blue and the other black. She also made a number of sculptural pieces of jewelry in galvanic copper.