I have a feeling Pierre Berge may have a secret, or not to secret, plan to make 2015 the year of Yves Saint Laurent. First there was a book and now it's an exhibition that will be staged at the Bowers Museum this summer. The Barnard castle, a French-style chateau, chosen as "the perfect setting" will welcome the most iconic Saint Laurent designs created during his 50-year career.
The list of 50 outfits that have never been shown outside Paris before includes the 1965 Mondrian dress, the very first smoking from 1966, the 1976 Russian, Dyaghilev-inspired, collection pieces, the Safari suit from 1966, the jumpsuit from 1968, the black laced-back evening dress from 1970 and the couture pieces from the 1988 Van Gogh and Georges Braque-inspired collections, just to name a few well-known pieces.
Yves Saint Laurent: Style is Eternal will be opened from 11 July until 25 October 2015. For more information visit The Bowers Museum.
Photo source: Veruschka in a lace-up Yves Saint Laurent safari jacket photographed by Franco Rubartelli for Vogue Paris July-August 1968, Rue Aubriot, Vibeke wearing a grey stripped suit (le smoking) photographed by Helmut Newton for Vogue Paris 1975, Marina Schiano in Yves Saint Laurent black dress, Fall/Winter 1970 haute couture collection, photographed by Jeanloup Sieff for Vogue Paris 1970, Yves Saint Laurent's Studio: Mirrors and Secrets & Yves St Laurent