Sunday, May 20, 2012

Yves Saint Laurent at the Denver Museum of Art

"Fashions Fade, Style is Eternal"  
- Yves Saint Laurent
 OMG YSL!  The Yves Saint Laurent retrospective exhibit at the Denver Museum of Art was fabulous!  The exhibit is displayed in the United States exclusively in Denver - it's also being shown in fashion capitals Paris and Milan.  Getting the chance to see YSL's couture creations over four decades was so inspirational.  I spent 2 hours looking through the exhibit, I could've spent all day!  The exhibit included 200 YSL couture looks, video clips, and sketches.

Yves Saint Laurent revolutionized fashion.  His le smoking suit tuxedo was the first introduction of pants to women.  Seeing these outfits in person was surreal.  Every designer has been influenced by YSL.  Even the outfits from 40 years ago look modern and wearable for today.  He really set the style tone for years to come.  There wasn't one outfit of his I wouldn't wear.  I'm so happy I bought the exhibition catalog so I can experience the exhibit anytime!  If I lived in Denver, I would see the exhibit more than just once!
I love this quote! 
Exhibit tees!

These pics below are from YSL Denver and the Denver Museum of Art website 
 YSL's desk.  It's so interesting that he would work on this small desk for his entire career.  When he would sketch, he wouldn't have a preconceived idea of what he wanted to make - the outfit would just appear.
 This room was covered with 1,000's of fabric swatches in color order.  It was so cool!
 This wall was covered with le smoking suits.  All so feminine and unique.
YSL was inspired by artists.  This is a Monet-inspired jacket that took 0ver 200 hours to create.  It's all hand-beaded - I wouldn't even know where to begin! 
Can't make it to the exhibit?  Get the exhibit catalog here!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Love Small 4 Style? I ♥ comments!