Born in 1967.
Lives and works in Paris.
Olivier Saillard has been head of fashion exhibitions at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris since 2002 and has also curated a number of them, including Viktor & Rolf By Viktor & Rolf, Trop, Couturiers Superstars, Yohji Yamamoto, juste des vêtements, Le cas du sac, Jean-Paul Gaultier-Régine Chopinot le défilé and Christian Lacroix, histoires de mode.
After studying art history, Olivier Saillard was curator at the Musée de la Mode in Marseille (1995-2000), where he staged the following exhibitions: Edmonde Charles-Roux, les années mode, Christian Lacroix et le théatre, L’Homme-Objet, La Mode au Corps, L’imprimé Mondrian, Andy Warhol, the Fashion Look, Mouna Ayoub, parcours d’une collectionneuse, Cut, Barnabé ou l’esthétique de la contre-coiffure and Histoires des maillots de bain.
He was associate curator of the fashion exhibition La Beauté in 2000, and has staged several exhibitions for Le Bon Marché department store, including Karl face à Lagerfeld and Chorégraphies de mode. Eager to explore new fields, Saillard has since 2002 been writing and creating poetry performances that he stages during haute couture fashion shows in Paris.
This work prompted his receipt in 2005 of an award and residency at Kujoyama Villa in Kyoto, Japan.
Olivier Saillard presented his work at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2008: The Still Life at Vogue at the église des Trinitaires ; Fashion Publishing: look books and collection catalogues in-house and professional uses of photography in fashion ; Clothes in motion: History of the fashion video ; From the street to the blog and Copyright registration photograph: the fight against illegal copying and artist status for couturiers at the Espace Van Gogh.