Thursday/ Yves Saint Laurent at SAM

Um .. I am ‘modeling’ the Mondrian dress, one of Saint Laurent’s most famous contributions to the fashion world, introduced in the Fall-Winter 1965 collection.
Picture and text from Seattle Art Museum website.
Picture from the exhibit; text from Seattle Art Museum website.
This is the ‘Dahlia’ end-of-day dress from Spring-Summer 1959 Yves Saint Laurent for Christian Dior haute couture collection. The fabric is a fine lustrous silk, with a raised bubble skirt over the dress.
Believe it or not – this is a wedding dress, from the Autumn-Winter 1970 haute-couture collection. It is a multi-colored silk velvet coat that Laurent said he initially wanted to make in black, but that the colors were inspired by the colorful pop art of the 1960s.

Seattle Art Museum has had an Yves Saint Laurent exhibit on since October, and we had to jump at it to go take a look before it ended this week.   I’m not a fashionista, and learned a lot of the man and his work.  Here are a few pictures from the exhibit, and from the SAM website.

Saint Laurent passed away in 2008 in Paris after a career that had spanned 44 years.  He is regarded as one of the greatest names in fashion history.

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