Yves Saint-Laurent's Designs Will Inspire The Robot Civilization That Survives UsS

Yves Saint-Laurent was more than just a groundbreaking fashion designer — he was a robot visionary whose weird, angular designs and bold colors will be copied by the artificial intelligences of the distant future, a new retrospective shows.

Saint-Laurent's inspirations include painters like Mondrian and 1940s dresses — but he also went pretty wacky with the geometric shapes coming out of people's heads. Plus the totally insane "doves of peace" dress, which was like Lady Gaga before there was a Lady Gaga. [Associated Press]

(AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Yves Saint-Laurent's Designs Will Inspire The Robot Civilization That Survives UsS

(AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Yves Saint-Laurent's Designs Will Inspire The Robot Civilization That Survives UsS

The Matisse-inspired "doves of peace" dress Carla Bruni Sarkozy wore in a fashion show at the start of the 1998 World Cup, hosted by France, is among those on display of late French Fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent as part of Yves Saint Laurent exhibition presented at Petit Palais in Paris, Monday, March 8, 2010. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)