Three Must-See Exhibitions Happening In The French Capital During Paris Fashion Week

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Must-See Exhibitions
YSL autumn/winter 1977 Haute Couture collection, Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris / Sophie Carre

With Paris Fashion Week in full swing, these are the exhibitions you simply can’t miss

If you’re lucky enough to be attending Paris Fashion Week, or you just happen to be in the French Capital this month, here is our roundup of must-see exhibitions.

Picasso. Blue and Rose at the Musée d’Orsay
From today to January 6, 2019, the Orsay and Picasso museums are teaming up to offer an extraordinary exploration into the work of Pablo Picasso from 1900 to 1906 (the so-called Blue and Rose periods). The poignant and magical works of the Blue and Rose periods, painted in Spain and France, have a universal appeal, and the exhibition will bring together a large number of these paintings and drawings with the aim of presenting a comprehensive overview of the artist’s sculptures and engravings during those years.

Must-See Exhibitions

Pablo Picasso – Autoportrait, 1901. Paris, Musée national Picasso-Paris, dation, 1979, MP4. Photo © RMN-Grand. Palais (Musée national Picasso-Paris) / Mathieu Rabeau © Succession Picasso 2018

Yves Saint Laurent: Dreams of the Orient at Musée Yves Saint Laurent
As the first temporary thematic exhibition since the opening of the Musée Yves Saint Laurent in October 2017, Yves Saint Laurent: Dreams of the Orient is set to bring together approximately fifty high fashion designs inspired by India, China and Japan. These pieces from the collection of the Museum will be displayed in tandem with Asian artworks borrowed from the Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet and private collectors. The exhibition is set to run from October 2, 2018 until January 27, 2019 and will offer both a literary and imaginary vision of Yves Saint Laurent’s Asia.

Must-See Exhibitions

Yves Saint Laurent illustration sketch for the autumn/winter 1977 Haute Couture collection, Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris

Alberto Giacometti, from tradition to avant-garde at Musée Maillol
From now until January 20, 2019, the Musée Maillol is holding an exhibition dedicated to the Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti and will present—in collaboration with the Fondation Giacometti in Paris—an overview of his legacy, complemented by around twenty-five works by other major artists such as Rodin, Bourdelle, Maillol, Despiau, Brancusi, Laurens, Lipchitz, Zadkine, Csaky, and Richier. The exhibition will highlight Giacometti’s relationship with each of these artists during the development of his style, while also focusing on his return to figurative work based on the study of models.

Must-See Exhibitions

Works by Alberto Giacometti

The Salvator Mundi, a Leonardo Da Vinci masterpiece now famed to be the most expensive painting ever sold, will be on display at the Louvre Abu Dhabi from September 18.