Yves Saint Laurent, Naissance d’une légende Photographies de Pierre Boulat

Within the framework of Le French Festival, the Embassy of France in Malaysia and the Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur in partnership with Galeri Petronas, are organising a stunning exhibition of photographs of the first fashion show of Yves Saint Laurent by the photo journalist Pierre Boulat, from the 1st to the 25th of June in Galeri Petronas in KLCC.


“Fashion fades, style is eternal”- Yves Saint Laurent
At the end of 1961, Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé launched their first fashion show. The French photojournalist Pierre Boulat (1924 – 1998), spent five weeks embedded with Yves Saint Laurent as he prepared to stage this show, after three years as the head designer at Christian Dior. Through 49 black and white photographs, we experience the creativity, anxiety, and happiness of Yves Saint Laurent at work.

Behind the scene of this magical preparation process, the celebrated designer is captured during drawing sessions, adjusting the final details of his show backstage or quietly working on his own, giving us the chance to feel his excitement, as well as the quality and originality of his creative practice.

Pierre Boulat maintained a very close relationship with Yves Saint Laurent throughout the years, which gave him unlimited access not only backstage, but also within the intimacy of the designer’s Paris home. In this sense, Boulat’s photos, many of which have never been displayed before, offer us a unique testimony of Saint Laurent’s life and career, making the exhibition a definite not-to-be-missed event.

Admission Free
1-25 June 2016
Galeri PETRONAS - Level 3, Suria KLCC, PETRONAS Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Center
Open every day except on Monday. From 10am to 8pm
More info on http://lefrenchfestival.com.my/ info@lefrenchfestival.com.my +603 2694 7880

Latest modification 25/07/2017

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