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Musée Yves Saint Laurent

If you're into fashion, and are going to be in Paris, one place you must check out is the Musée Yves Saint Laurent. On 5 avenue Marceau in the 16th arrondissement, this museum is located in the same exact spot Yves Saint Laurent designed his collections from 1974 to 2002.

The office where Yves Saint Laurent created his designs.

There was a wall dedicated to sketches like this where you can see part of the process that each design went through before it hit the runway.

I loved being able to see the office and the design process, but what I liked the most in this museum were the designs from Yves Saint Laurent's first ever collection in 1962.

This design to the left, of a wool peacoat with gold detailing, was my favorite. Along with the pleated white pants, you can really see Yves Saint Laurent's personal style shining through- androgynous, chic, and relaxed. The peacoat, known as "the first peacoat", was created with inspiration from sailors attire. The idea behind this menswear-esque style is that it would give women of the early 60s a sense of empowerment, but still allow them to hold onto their femininity. That is the main reason why I love this design.


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