On 1971, Yves Saint Laurent presented the “Liberation” or “Forties” collection, which was inspired by the fashion of the war years. Short dresses, platform shoes, square shoulders, and exaggerated makeup were the references to occupied Paris caused a scandal inside the fashion world and international media.
The Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation in Paris is holding an exhibition dedicated to the collection, which was heavily criticized by the press to then become one of the biggest influencers of the retro trend that ended up conquering the streets and the world of fashion.
“The Scandal Collection” is open to the public until July 19th of 2015 at the Pierre Bergé- Yves Saint Laurent Foundation in Paris.
Images Courtesy of the Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation.