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Brief Published: 1 Apr 2011

Saint Laurent Rive Gauche


Following 2010's hugely popular Yves Saint Laurent couture retrospective exhibition at Petit Palais in Paris, a new show dedicated to the designer's pret-a-porter label Rive Gauche is being hosted by Paris' Fondation Pierre Bergé.

The eponymous foundation was set up by Saint Laurent's design partner Bergé, with the goal of retracing and documenting the history of the label and preserving its couture and ready-to-wear pieces. It currently houses some 5,000 haute couture items and more than 15,000 accessories, sketches and other Saint Laurent paraphernalia.

For the Rive Gauche exhibition, just under 70 outfits will be on display, set against a customised interior designed to reflect the decor of the first ever YSL Rive Gauche boutique on Rue du Tournon, which opened in 1966. The exhibition runs until July 17.