Monday, November 03, 2008

Yves Saint Laurent Exhibit

Evening Gown Fall-Winter 1970

San Francisco's de Young Museum is the only US venue for a 40 year retrospective exhibit of the work of Yves Saint Laurent. The exhibit opened on Saturday, November 1 and runs through April 5, 2009. If you live anywhere on the west coast or are traveling there, I urge you to make time to see this important exhibit.

Saint Laurent, who died June 1 of this year, was known for designing the wardrobe basics of modern women's wear - the pantsuit, the pea coat, the safari jacket, and le tuxedo - these pieces have all become timeless classics in women's wardrobes.

Included in the exhibit will be an example of the famous Mondrian dress.

Cocktail Dress Fall-Winter 1965

For more information visit the museum's website at And why not make a day of it? The de Young is one of my favorite museums in the world. They have an incredible collection, and the setting in Golden Gate Park is simply idyllic.


Deja Pseu said...

Wow, very cool. I'll probably be up in the Bay Area sometime before April and will definitely make a point to see that exhibit.

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

I'm jealous! I have family in the area, but we just visited earlier this year, and another trip isn't in our near future. Please post a review on your blog when you go!

Penny said...

ohh that exhibition sounds fantastic, i hope they bring it over to england!

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Penny, the exhibit was most recently in Montreal, and from SF it is said to be moving to Paris, but that will be it. You may want to plan a field trip for next summer!

WendyB said...

The black gown is stunning!

Rhoto said...

Hi!! I went five (5) times in Montreal!! COULD have LIVED there!! Enjoy!!
Warm greetings,
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

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