Paris. Madrid. Denver.
|Yves Saint Laurent, Long evening dress, “Paris” haute couture collection, Fall–Winter 1983. Black velvet sheath dress, “Paris rose” satin bow. © Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent, Paris/Photo A. Guirkinger.|
"A sweeping retrospective of the designer’s 40 years of creativity, Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective features a stunning selection of 200 haute couture garments along with numerous photographs, drawings, and films that illustrate the development of Saint Laurent’s style and the historical foundations of his work. Organized thematically, the presentation melds design and art to explore the full arc of Saint Laurent’s career, from his first days at Dior in 1958 through the splendor of his evening dresses from 2002. The Denver Art Museum will be the only United States venue for the exhibition."
As a lover of fashion, I was so thrilled that the YSL exhibit was coming to Denver...talked to other fashion gals..set a date...and bought our tickets!
Of course, I had heard of Yves Saint Laurent...who hasn't!?! As we entered the exhibit, I was at first thinking that the garments were...well nice...but as I roamed through the exquisitely displayed pieces, I soon realized the genius of this man...the clean lines, the detailed precision in his workmanship. His true love of fitting his garments on live models in lieu of dress forms for the ease and grace of movement of the fabric and of the woman.