Haute Couture Spring-Summer 1960, Silhouette de demain collection
Yves Saint Laurent took the House of Dior into the new decade. He viewed the woman of the sixties as free and modern, and imagined a refined silhouette avoiding any unnecessary details, in which colour and joyfulness triumphed.
The collection included a wide range of dresses with new proportions, vibrant colours and floral patterns.
These silhouettes gracefully blossomed in the collection in which Yves Saint Laurent devoted an entire section to party dresses, illustrating a new form of “at home” elegance.
The new Dior woman travelled around the world: Nuit de Miami, Singapour, Rio, Téhéran, Venise and Athènes, nocturnal destinations after which each of these housecoats were named.
For some of these designs, Yves Saint Laurent reinterpreted the embroidered torero tights or the marquis trousers, covered with large puffy skirts, alluding to the antics of the 18th century.
This new silhouette, inspired by the history of fashion, created a transition between the fashion of the 1950s and that of the new decade, while preserving the strong codes of the House.