YSL: Style is Eternal

ysl12yslysl2ysl3ysl4ysl5ysl9ysl10ysl13ysl14A few weeks ago whilst at home my family and I visited the Bowes Museum to attend the YSL: Style is Eternal exhibition celebrating the work of Yves Saint Laurent. Today I thought I would share some pictures I took of the amazing outfits YSL created during his more than forty highly creative years. The exhibition is split into 3 rooms and examines five specific themes that create a unique dialogue with The Bowes Museum’s collection of historic textiles, beginning with Saint Laurent’s at once traditional and revolutionary approach to Haute Couture, followed by his play on Masculin-Feminin, Transparence, Art, and ending with the lavish display of Spectaculaire. The first room featured a video of a catwalk from 2009 of all the outfits exhibited. The second room incorporated the existing Bowes Museum fashion exhibition with five original YSL designs to explore his design process and influences. The third and final room was a 54 piece installation of some of YSL’s most iconic designs. My particular favourites included the Matisse- and Mondrian-inspired dresses and the loose-fitting chiffon evening gown with black ostrich feathers around the waist from 1968.

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