|Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective. Photo by Jeff Wells, courtesy of Denver Art Museum.|
|Fashion Studio at the Denver Art Museum, in conjunction with Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective. |
Photo by Jeff Wells; courtesy Denver Art Museum.
- Birth of a Revolutionary Couturier: A display of Saint Laurent’s designs for Dior, including the 1958 “Trapeze” collection that anticipated the freedom movement of the 1960s.
- A Gender Revolution: See how Saint Laurent created a gender revolution by allowing women to express themselves freely, melding the flair of a man’s suit with the seductiveness of woman’s clothing.
- Yves Saint Laurent and Women: Clothing of the historic women who wore and supported Saint Laurent, including Princess Grace of Monaco and Paloma Picasso.
- Creating a Furor: Dedicated to his 1971 Scandal Collection that transported people back to the 1940s and a time of war and occupation.
- The Enchantment of the Exotic: Exploring the imaginary world of Saint Laurent, with a focus on his whimsical travels to China, India and Russia.
- Dialogue with Artists and Writers: Drawing direct lines between the designer and the artists he admired, like 20th century painter Piet Mondrian, whose distinctive style inspired Saint Laurent.
- The Last Ball: A succession of exquisite evening dresses from the glory days of haute couture.
- Le Smoking: A close look at 40 years of Saint Laurent creations through a wall of more than 30 tuxedos.
- The Colors of Yves Saint Laurent: Move through the collision of colors Saint Laurent famously used in his designs with vibrant examples from his collections and hundreds of fabric samples.