By  on September 28, 2018

PARIS — The Yves Saint Laurent Museum here will open its first temporary exhibition on Oct. 2, a year after its opening. Entitled “Yves Saint Laurent: Dreams of the Orient, ” the showcase presents what is described as a dialog between the designer’s creations inspired by his “imaginary travels” through Asia and artifacts and traditional apparel from the region, on loan from private collectors and the Musée Guimet, which specializes in Asian art.

Asia was a recurring source of inspiration for Saint Laurent throughout his career, but he rarely traveled there, explained museum director Olivier Flaviano. He instead sourced his influences in art, literature, history, theater and cinema. “Asia had an extremely important place in Yves Saint Laurent’s work, it permeated his œuvre,” he explained at a press preview of the exhibition.

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