Art/ Collection/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Evening dress

Design House:
Yves Saint Laurent, Paris (French, founded 1961)
Designer:
Yves Saint Laurent (French (born Algeria) Oran 1936–2008 Paris)
Date:
1969–70
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk, bird-of-paradise feathers
Credit Line:
Gift of Baron Philippe de Rothschild, 1983
Accession Number:
1983.619.1a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 955
Diana Vreeland recalled of Saint Laurent, "He struck me right away as a person with enormous inner strength, determination and full of secrets. I think his genius is in letting us know one of his secrets from time to time." The sheer theatricality of this evening dress shows Saint Laurent at his most flamboyant and transfigurative.
Related Objects

Evening dress

Artist: Yves Saint Laurent, Paris (French, founded 1961) Date: fall/winter 2004–5 Medium: silk, fur, metal Accession: 2013.900a, b On view in:Not on view

Dress

Artist: Yves Saint Laurent, Paris (French, founded 1961) Date: fall/winter 1979–80 Medium: silk, synthetic, metal Accession: 2013.995 On view in:Not on view

Ensemble

Artist: Yves Saint Laurent, Paris (French, founded 1961) Date: spring/summer 2014 Medium: wool, silk,synthetic, metal Accession: 2015.228a, b On view in:Not on view

Evening dress

Artist: Yves Saint Laurent, Paris (French, founded 1961) Date: 1983–87 Medium: silk Accession: 1994.192.1 On view in:Not on view

Evening dress

Artist: Yves Saint Laurent, Paris (French, founded 1961) Date: ca. 1983 Medium: silk Accession: 1994.192.4 On view in:Not on view