vuelve la escandalosa colección de 1971 de yves saint laurent

La colección de alta costura del diseñador que conmoncionó al mundo de la moda en 1971 con sus referencias bélicas se expone estos días en París.

por i-D Team
18 Marzo 2015, 1:10pm

En enero de 1971, Yves Saint Laurent presentó su colección de alta costura primavera/verano a 180 clientes y periodistas. Los vestidos cortos con profundos escotes en uve, las plataformas, los turbantes y el exagerado maquillaje provocaron reacciones negat

ativas entre los especialistas.

Yves Saint Laurent presented his spring/summer couture collection to 180 clients and journalists. The short dresses with deep v-necks, wedge soles, turbans and a heavy make-up provoked horrified reactions. References to women's wardrobes during the Second World War were too obvious in this so-called Quarante or Libération collection, bringing back the dark days of occupation. "Truly hideous" said Eugenia Sheppard in the New York Times. Among other terrible comments, one could read: "Yves Saint Laurent reviews World War II 'Floozy Look'", or even, "A sad reminder of Nazi days". Yves was actually inspired by his friend Paloma Picasso. In the 70s, she was short of money and had to find clothes at the flea market where many dresses from the 30s and 1940s were sold. After a unanimous boycott at the time, everyone now agrees that the 1971 collection was a high fashion moment in Saint Laurent's career as well as in the fashion timeline by launching the retro style. 

Yves Saint Laurent 1971: la collection du scandale goes on display tomorrow and runs until 19th July at Fondation Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent.


Texto Oscar Heliani

Yves Saint Laurent