Catherine Deneuve, Betty Catroux and François Hollande attended the event.
The luxury house has some conditions if Selima Optique wants to settle its “demonstrably false” allegations over Kering’s eyewear.
Selima Optique told a court the luxury powerhouse is operating a “bait-and-switch scheme,” which Kering flatly denied.
The designer’s longtime companion and business partner attended a press conference in Paris despite a recent stint in hospital.
The museum’s director tried to highlight the most influential styles of the Eighties and those likely to be of interest to people in 2017.
The original YSL logo, artist Piet Mondrian and Moroccan culture figure among the influences.
More than 50 looks from the designer’s archive go on show at the Bowes Museum.