As implied by his nickname, the “King of Fashion,” Yves Saint Laurent’s position in the world of fashion is unrivaled. Following the death of Christian Dior in 1958, Yves Saint Laurent debuted as a designer at the house of Dior, before launching his eponymous brand in 1962. He remained at the forefront of the international fashion scene until his death in 2002.

In collaboration with the Musée Saint Laurent Paris, the first ever retrospective of the designer’s work will take place in Japan at the National Art Center, Tokyo. The exhibition offers a comprehensive overview of Yves Saint Laurent’s work, over the course of his 40-year career.