March 11-August 29, 2010
Retrospective at the Petit Palais

Two years after his death, a major retrospective devoted to Yves Saint Laurent, one of the greatest couturiers of the second half of the twentieth century, was held in Paris. It featured over three hundred designs.

I hope this retrospective will allow as many people as possible to discover or better understand Yves Saint Laurent’s work and, in doing so, allow them to enter the world of fashion, one the greatest creations of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Pierre Bergé, press kit for the exhibition, 2010.

Nearly 300,000 visitors immersed themselves in Saint Laurent’s work, a period of over forty years extending from his time at Christian Dior to his final collection in 2002.