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12 Jan 8AM - 26 Jan 8AM (EST) | Online 19548

Zizi Jeanmaire - Yves Saint Laurent DE PLUMES ET DE DANSE

12 Jan 8AM - 26 Jan 8AM (EST) | Online 19548

Zizi Jeanmaire - Yves Saint Laurent DE PLUMES ET DE DANSE

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Christie’s will present Zizi Jeanmaire’s Yves Saint Laurent wardrobe during an exclusively online sale from January 12th to 26th 2021. The unforgettable performer of “Mon truc en plumes”, who passed away last summer at the ground old age of 96, is remembered by all. This sale will pay a vibrant tribute to her and Yves Saint Laurent, the designer who was by her side throughout her entire career. It is a 40 year long friendship and collaboration that has united the couturier and the dance icon, whose wardrobe demonstrates a certain exuberance on stage contrary to a rather tame private life. Yves Saint Laurent designed her famous stage costumes but who also designed Zizi Jeanmaire’s everyday wardrobe, whose famous silhouette perfectly flattered marvelously his tuxedos, double-breasted jackets, suits, safari jackets, trench coats, wraparound dresses, chiffon blouses, and some emblematic pieces such as the short tailored dress from the 1967 African collection. Zizi Jeanmaire's wardrobe, almost exclusively black and white, extremely desirable and in a remarkable state, will be the delight of elegant women of all ages in search of an iconic piece by Yves Saint Laurent which are as always magical and timeless.


La maison Christie’s présentera la garde-robe de Zizi Jeanmaire signée Yves Saint Laurent lors d’une vente aux enchères exclusivement en ligne du 12 au 26 janvier 2021. L’inoubliable interprète de « Mon truc en plumes », décédée l’été dernier à l’âge de 96 ans, reste dans toutes les mémoires. Cette vente lui rendra un vibrant hommage ainsi qu’à Yves Saint Laurent, le couturier qui l’a accompagnée tout au long de sa carrière. C’est une amitié et une collaboration de 40 ans qui ont lié le couturier et l’icône de la danse dont la garde-robe nous prouve qu’elle était aussi exubérante à la scène que sobre et classique à la ville. Yves Saint Laurent a dessiné ses célèbres costumes de scène mais a aussi habillé Zizi Jeanmaire dont la silhouette mettaient merveilleusement en valeur ses smokings, vestes croisées, costumes masculins, sahariennes, trenchs, robes portefeuilles, chemisiers en mousseline de soie et quelques pièces emblématiques comme la robe courte de la collection africaine de 1967. Le vestiaire de Zizi Jeanmaire, presque uniquement noir et blanc, ultra désirable, dans un état de conservation remarquable, ravira les élégantes de tout âge à la recherche d’une pièce iconique de Yves Saint Laurent, magique et intemporelle.

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