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The retrospective of «The Scandal Collection» Spring-Summer 1971 was opened in Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent. Visitors can see 40 original pieces of Yves Saint Laurent’s haute couture collection, images and sketches and try to understand why it was so provocative.
“What do I want? To shock people, to force them to think,” – explained Yves Saint Laurent to the press which criticized the haute couture collection and called it “fashion faux pas”. On January 29, 1971, he presented the “Liberation” collection, which was inspired by the fashion of the war years, when Paris was under the Nazi Occupation. Short dresses, wedges, squared shoulders, knee-length skirts and exaggerated makeup – 80 designs worn by six models caused such a scandal that Yves Saint Laurent had to take a break before he could present a new collection.
The exhibition curator Olivier Saillard notes “the press, which saw in him the only legitimate heir to the great tradition of French haute couture, could not forgive him the squared shoulders, knee-length skirts, and wedged shoes which were reminders of the years of deprivation and restriction through which most of them had lived.”
”The “Liberation” collection brought down the walls separating haute couture from ready-to-wear and gave a way to a retro trend. Nowadays when we speak about 70’s fashion we remember this haute couture Spring-Summer 1971. Its elements are found in modern designs too: “lips” print, colored fur, wedges, etc.
This exhibition proves: what shock us today and seems strange at first glance may become an example to follow tomorrow. Never scold the things you don’t understand! The exhibition works till July 19.

Fontation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent in Paris: 3 rue Léonce Reynaud, 16ème
Tél.: +33 (0)1 44 31 64 31

Text by Rimma Ismagilova

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1. Pink color in the shade of crazy Barbie – it blatantly tells everyone things that you want to keep in secret.
2. White socks or knee-length socks with a fancy shoes – it can be worn as the element of theatrical costumes in the play about pioneer’s life in the 50s or 70s.
3. Plush toy-slippers – is a serious reason for visiting a psychologist.
4. Plush costumes with a rabbit, cat or bear ears – this is rather the reason for visiting a psychiatrist.
5. T-shirts with cute prints for children and humorous slogans – in this case not fashion, but an ordinary court is needed – for insulting public good taste.
6. Two high ponytails with bows – honestly, I would like to forbid such a horror on the head at all.
7. Position of the foot toes inside – if you are not Japanese, you should always try to control yourself.
8. Romper jumpsuit – even if you go with your child in the sandbox.
9. Dreams of Clawdeene Wolf and Britney Spears stage outfits – it may seems very sexy only in 12 years.
10. Bags in the form of beetles, cars, houses – despite the fact that some brands offer them to adult women for adult money.

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