Yves Saint Laurent’s Mondrian Dress

Art has become a timeless influence on fashion long time ago already. One of the art pieces from the 30s that has inspired Yves Saint Laurent’s work is the painting done by Piet Mondrian! The abstract geometrical figures of primary and white colours separated by black vertical and horizontal lines used in the dress design was typical to the Dutch movement De Stijl which Mondrian was part of. The artwork has become a brand on its own.

The collection of A-line dresses has not only become iconic for the Western-then-on-trend silhouette and one of YSL’s classics but also brought the importance of Mondrian’s work in the mid-60s and also the artwork itself back to life!

The dresses were made of individual pieces of wool which were put together in a way to make all the seams invisible creating the structure of the dress a piece of art.

The Mondrian dress, which has become famous and trendy in the mid-60s, has made it to the cover of the French Vogue!

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Image 3 French Vogue

The collection has also been featured in other fashion magazines at the time and has been copied by high street in the 60s but also nowadays and by individuals! The dress has also appeared in the recent film about Yves Saint Laurent.

 

 

References:

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  6. Movieclips Film Festivals & Indie Films, (2014). Yves Saint Laurent Movie CLIP – Mondrian (2014) – Pierre Niney Biopic HD. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XSRuNPPN64#action=share [Accessed 27 Feb. 2017].
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