Saint Laurent Collaborates with Nobuyoshi Araki To Commemorate Colette

Saint Laurent Collaborates with Nobuyoshi Araki To Commemorate Colette

It’s the end of an era.

It’s the end of an era.

Text: Danielle Combs

To commemorate the closing of storied concept boutique Colette, the French retailer has teamed up with Saint Laurent and Japanese artist Nobuyoshi Araki for one final farewell. Araki has created custom artwork that will be sprawled across the store and features sixteen images of a scantily clad Anja Rubik, an art takeover that pays tribute to Colette and its final chapter, running now until December 20.

The 16-piece series entitled “Saint Laurent Shiki-in,” or “lust for color,” is a poetic approach to merging the worlds of the iconic Parisian house with the Japanese artist. The final exhibit will house black-and-white photographs of Rubik lying on her back, eyes closed and nearly naked with an open jacket. Additionally, bold colorful hues enhance the images, allowing them to come to life. The exhibit will be displayed on the store’s mezzanine upstairs, with co-signed collector pieces shown on the first floor.

Click through the slideshow to see the stunning artwork and pay tribute to Colette’s final chapter.

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