Notice to lazy women . This time, it is not you who will be queuing for hours to see the exhibition everyone is talking about on the stylish muses of the 60s , thanks to this digital 2.0 exhibition to watch on iPad from your bed.
Ultra-feminine ( Yvette Horner , one of Jean Paul Gaultier's muses ), ultra-masculine ( Gribouille , whom Jean Cocteau called a “ pretty boy ”), ultra-famous ( Barbara , Françoise Hardy ), these women have made history French music.
And we want to know more about them! Luckily, SACEM has gathered some brilliant unpublished archives. If you thought you already knew everything about the yéyé years , think again. The proof.
The portrait of 10 iconic women
Who says sixties obviously says… Barbara with exclusive videos where she interprets her best songs in her most beautiful outfits (special mention in the Abba style eph paw for The Black Eagle ).
We also discover lesser-known icons who helped make this era as stylish as it was decisive for our generation of women. Just like Marie-Josée Neuville , who talks about the subway rubbers .
Or even majestic Yvette Horner with her eternal accordion in a “ very kitsch and very visual ” Nutcracker signed Maurice Béjart .
It is without forgetting Anne Sylvestre , the romantic for whom “ a song which does not work, it is a heartbreak . And when you're 23, it's difficult ”.
Did you say iconic?
Beware of preconceived ideas! Throughout this hyper interactive exhibition, we learn a thousand little stories about this mythical era that continues to inspire dreams… Did you know?
- It was not Claude François who wrote Jesus Christ Superstar , but Michèle Vendôme , as talented as he was subversive.
- Barbara's super friend , Jacques Higelin , has never been able to see the magnificent unpublished poem that she wrote for him and that we rediscovered in 2017, where she describes it as “ sumptuous tightrope walker [.. .] beautiful argentinian ”.
- It was Ann Grégory who wrote Music , the essential hit of Star Ac '2001 (“ Me who burned my life / At the four corners of nights / Who walked aimlessly / Through boredom ” ...)
- Duo shock: Barbara and Gerard Depardieu. Who love each other and who sing. Lily passion is their show that we rediscovered in 2018 and the premiere of which was filmed. And so ... We can see Catherine Deneuve in the ranks ...
Women in musical creation - Sweet sixties available on musee.sacem.fr from March 8.