Creative inspiration: The Paris exhibitions celebrating YSL’s stylish symbiosis of fashion and art

A new series of exhibitions running in Paris until May 15 pays tribute to the late fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, who used art as a wellspring of creative inspiration throughout his lengthy career

The late great fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent: ‘I believe the work of a couturier is very much like that of an artist’

“One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art,” declared Oscar Wilde. That statement has found its natural match in a new Paris-wide set of exhibitions to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first runway show from iconic fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent.

Running until May 15, exhibitions from the Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation are taking place at some of Paris’s most prestigious art institutions: the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, ...