Yves Saint Laurent Dreams of The Orient
by Aurelie Samuel
A unique visual journey exploring Asia’s influence on Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent was always fascinated by the art and culture of Asia. Taking his cue from elegant brocades, lavish embroidered silks and delicate lacquer-work, he used his collections to construct his own imaginary vision of the East, a dreamlike realm of luxury and delight.
Influences from India, China and Japan are brought together here in a glittering showcase of Asian-inspired couture, alongside the designer’s original sketches and a selection of striking art objects from his personal collection.