Scandalous Flashback 1971 YSL

IMG_6813On January 29, 1971 Yves Saint Laurent presented his Spring/Summer collection called “Années quarante” or “Libération.” The collection was daring and even more sexually suggestive than previous years and became the new era for square shoulders, short dresses, loose frills and exaggerated makeup…

Although the collection was heavily criticized by the press, his designs paved the way to the retro trend in the 70’s which quickly ended up conquering the streets and clubs.

My friend Maria and I spent a short hour at the exhibition viewing the progressive collection considered too daring for that time. Cameras aren’t allowed in the museum so make sure you leave with plenty of visual memory or maybe a book from the boutique upstairs like I did!

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YSL 1971 popular print



Maria outside the Fondation Pierre Berge


See the exhibition here:

Fondation Pierre Berge

3 rue Leonce Reynaud

75016 Paris France

Open 11-18 everyday except Mondays




Galerie Vivienne Passage


The Galerie Vivienne is one of the many covered passages of Paris, in the 2nd where  we just happened to stumble upon while cruising through the many Japanese and Korean restaurants close to Rue de Rivoli yesterday. Yay!

Galerie Vivienne in 2nd arrondissement and built-in 1823. Originally named Marchoux until 1826. The decor in neo-classic style covered with elegant arched domes and hemispherical glass, mosaics, some paintings and sculptures and detailed wall motifs offers for nice architectural sight-seeing. This gallery offers a truly beautiful stroll under the bright sky lights. There are cafes & restaurants like Legrand Filles & Fils which specialises in wines and sampling a glass can costs as little as 6 euros.

You’ll also discover charming boutiques, one specialising in re-sale, a librarie and an art gallery you’ll have to check out! I won’t spoil the humour you’ll find in every painting. Let me just say, “brilliant!”

You can find Galerie Viviavenne close to the Metro station: Bourse with entrances from the rue des Petits-Champs, rue de la Banque and rue Vivienne and walk right in…