43 years ago, to be precise on January 29th, the grand couturier Yves Saint Laurent showed his famous, much discussed ‘Libération’ collection. The reason that this collection caused a big fuss in the press was because Saint Laurent inspired the 42 looks on the kind of cheerful fashion women wore during the forties in the war. Think: short skirts, platform shoes, square shoulders and opulent make up. According to the fashion press, all these references were considered as scandalous during the occupation of Paris.
The press reacted furious, while Yves Saint Laurent just thought the women in those years looked very elegant.
If you wonder how this much copied (Prada!) and much talked collection looks in real? Go visite the Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent in Paris, here you can see the complete couture collection that was shown in 1971.
La collection du scandale. Until July 19th. Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent. 5 Avenue Marceau Paris.