“Yves Saint Laurent by Alexandra and Pierre Boulat” is a special exhibition opening in Sarajevo on Nov. 4 at the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Alexandra Boulat was one of the founding members of the VII Photo Agency, and our campus in Arles, France, is named in her honor. This exhibition showcases the work she and her father did covering Yves Saint Laurent over nearly four decades. Pierre Boulat produced his first story on Yves Saint Laurent for LIFE Magazine in 1962 when the designer created the first fashion collection in his own name. This cover story with 12 pages of photographs took a month to make and began a long association. This culminated in Alexandra Boulat taking over from her father and photographing Yves Saint Laurent’s presentation at the 1998 FIFA World Cup for Paris Match.
The exhibition has been made possible by The VII Foundation leading a collaboration with the French Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the French Institute, Fondation Pierre Bergé Yves Saint Laurent, the Association Pierre et Alexandra Boulat, and the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina.