The androgynous style of Betty Catroux instantly won over Yves Saint Laurent when the two met for the first time at The New Jimmy's nightclub in Paris in 1967. From that moment on, they developed a friendship based on a unique rapport, and the French model became the designer’s main inspirational muse until his death in 2008.

Until the 11th of October, an exhibition dedicated to Betty Catroux will be open to the public at the Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Paris. Entitled ‘Feminine Singular’, the pieces that will be on display are the result of a generous donation made by the model to the Pierre Bergé Foundation - Yves Saint Laurent. The curator of this exhibit is the current artistic director of the brand, Anthony Vaccarello, who made a careful selection of the haute couture and ready-to-wear models that best showcase Betty Catroux's unique personality and bold spirit. Around 50 looks will show the extent to which Betty Catroux embodied the “masculine-feminine style” that was so admired by Yves Saint Laurent and which influenced the brand's DNA itself.

The exhibition also includes several photographs from the personal archive of the French model, now aged 75 and who, in her golden days as a fashion icon, was photographed by renowned artists such as Helmut Newton, Irving Penn and Steven Meisel, among others.



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