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Yves Saint Laurent: Smoking Forever

Start Date 05 October 2005
End Date 23 April 2006
Venue Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent
Location Paris, France
Curator Yves Saint Laurent
Designer Christophe Martin
Exhibition display of dressed mannequins

Yves Saint Laurent
Smoking Forever


In 1966, Yves Saint Laurent designed his first tuxedo and continued to create different versions of it up until 2002. In that time, the tuxedo has come to symbolize female liberation. This exhibition presented the long history of this garment in a space created to resemble a giant chess game, expressing the notions of strategy and the struggle for power with which it was synonymous.