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From March 19th to July 17th at the Foundation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent in Paris will be the scandalous exhibition of the French designer, called “la collection du scandal”.

The exhibition pays tribute to Yves Saint Laurent. Thanks to his collection, he created a new point of view in the world of fashion and design.


In 1971 Yves Saint Laurent designed the collection called “The forty”: square shoulders, short dresses, and pronounced makeup. YSL took ideas from the forties and the time when Paris lived under German occupation.


The runway was a perfect scandal, many journalists got up from their seats and gone away because they felt outraged from the show.


This collection marked a deep change in the world of fashion, although it was a scandal, brought fashion in contemporary history.

“La collection du scandal”became the manifesto of the designer, also known as the king of the ambiguities. The same year, YSL posed completely naked in Vogue to promote his new perfume.