VINTAGE SAINT LAURENT: A new exhibition of photographs by father and daughter Pierre Boulat and Alexandra Boulat traces Yves Saint Laurent’s career trajectory from his debut at Christian Dior to his farewell fashion show in 2002.
The exhibit, organized by the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent, will go on display from June 11 to Sept. 10 at DS World Paris, a showcase for Citroën’s DS cars located in the French capital’s Golden Triangle. It will feature 36 images that provide a glimpse behind the scenes of the French fashion house.
A photographer for Life magazine, Pierre Boulat regularly photographed Saint Laurent in his early days. “Meeting Pierre Boulat was amazing. He was with us almost day and night. We realized we were creating together a memoir,” Bergé said in a statement.
Alexandra Boulat subsequently shot preparations for the final runway show at the couturier’s studio on Avenue Marceau. Both photographers are deceased, but the Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Association continues to promote photojournalism via an annual grant.
It is not the first time that DS and the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent have joined forces. In 2013, Citroën used archival footage of the designer explaining his aversion for the bourgeoisie in advertisements for its DS3 Cabriolet.