As part of the Saint Laurent Rive Droite project, the house's creative director Anthony Vaccarello is working with Italian design group Memphis, which turns 40 this year. To celebrate the tie-up, Vaccarello is presenting an exhibition of pieces by Memphis and its designers – including the RING bed designed by Masanori Umeda, the CARLTON room divider by Ettore Sottsass, and RIVIERA chairs designed by Michele De Lucchi in 1981.
Inspired by the graphic, playful and colourful furniture synonymous with Memphis, Vaccarello (who, based on his recent collections, seems to have a newfound fondness for colour) has also created for Saint Laurent an exclusive capsule of two multi-coloured checkerboard hoodies, two dresses, one shirt and two pairs of sneakers. The special capsule crossbreeds Saint Laurent's classic pieces and the electric spirit of Memphis.
The exhibition will take place until June 23 in both Saint Laurent Rive Droite stores in Paris and Los Angeles, together with a selection of homeware pieces, ceramic objects and textile accessories. A selection of books representing the history and works of Memphis will also be present in stores.
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