Verushka (above) looking savage in his Safari tunic and shorts. He put women in pants, in every combination imaginable. Lined in the little gold chairs of the couture shows on the left side are suits with skirts and on the right pantsuits. I just admit, that it was the one room where there was nothing to see – it just felt so ordinary – conventional. The films that accompanied it were interesting, as they explained the power behind the pant revolution – and the re-shaping of society but the display missed the mark.
Then, in Room 6, “Catherine Deneuve, Une Rencontre” she opens her closet. This legendary French actress, whom he dressed in film, and beyond, reveals the contents of her closet, the reds, blacks, jewelry, shoes, all of it - the centerpiece, the little black robe with white satin color and cuffs from the film “Belle de jour.” Her intrinsically French style is ravishing and conceived by YSL.
Room 9, is one of my personal favorites, “Eté 1971, Le Scandale de la Collection 40.” Inspired by fashion from the 40s, the reviews, pasted on the walls were devastating, condemning the collection as scandalously trying to glamorize the clothing from WWII. The collection did not sell, but it clearly defines how we dress today. The soft crepe-de-chine printed dresses mixed with novelty, oversized shoes and tailored jackets, the mix of pretty, colorful, retro, shaped, feminine or masculine – expresses a charming individuality.