January 22, 2002
Retrospective at the Centre Pompidou

At 6:00 p.m. on January 22, 2002, a retrospective fashion show covering forty years of Yves Saint Laurent’s career was held at the Centre Pompidou. In the square outside the museum, a large crowd watched the epic show on a giant screen. The most famous models of the time celebrated the couturier’s work by wearing his most important designs. The fashion show ended with a series of tuxedos, the couturier’s most iconic piece. Saint Laurent took his bow as Catherine Deneuve and Laetitia Casta sang Barbara’s song “Ma plus belle histoire d’amour, c’est vous.”