Here in the middle of the Mountain West we are lucky enough to be the only U.S. city hosting Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective, a fabulous exhibit of Yves Saint Laurent’s work at the Denver Art Museum. We went to see the exhibit today and I have to say, it was pretty awesome. With 200 garments on display and a number of additional sketches, photographs and additional historical works, the exhibit shows a very comprehensive selection of Monsieur Saint Laurent’s work. He pioneered a number of fashion breakthroughs including the pantsuit, the safari look and the jumpsuit. Getting his start at Dior, Saint Laurent learned from one of the premier ateliers of all time. After revolutionizing menswear for women, he managed to bring back the glamour of the 40s as well. His work celebrates women. If you are not familiar with his work or the brand as it is today, check it out. They make beautiful things. If, like me, you can’t necessarily shop in that price point, go and check out the cosmetics line. It is awesome with amazing colors (seriously, even the mascara smells good!). Yves Saint Laurent said, “A woman looks most beautiful when you can see her passion,” I think this was a beautiful tribute to HIS passion; the art of fashion.
Yves Saint Laurent, Black velvet sheath
dress, “Paris rose” satin bow, “Paris” haute
couture collection, Fall-Winter 1983. ©
Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent,
Paris. Photo by Gilles Tapie.