Stage Costumes for Sylvie Vartan at the Olympia

Yves Saint Laurent designed a number of outfits for the French singer Sylvie Vartan, including a gold jumpsuit for her 1972 concert at the Olympia. It was extremely sexy and so comfortable that she continued to wear it on television and on tour after Saint Laurent gave it to her.

Generally speaking, it’s important to avoid loose clothing onstage and instead wear structured designs. A couturier has to adapt his work according to these requirements because the most beautiful dress in a haute couture collection will not necessarily make a good stage costume. Saint Laurent did that very well.

Sylvie Vartan, cited in Revue de Mode.