Yves Saint Laurent comes to England

21/01/2015

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.

Veruschka in a lace-up Yves Saint Laurent safari jacket photographed by Franco Rubartelli for Vogue Paris July-August 1968
Vibeke wearing a grey stripped suit (le smoking) photographed by Helmut Newton for Vogue Paris 1975
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

8 comments:

  1. That Verushka pic is my fave... And oh my... this is a treck from London... But maybe we should hop on a plane and go see? :)

    Edita
    www.pret-a-reporter.co.uk

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  2. Or maybe he wants to remind what true Saint Laurent style looked like!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

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  3. Beyond stunning news!
    I do not gess..... I know almost for 100%, you want to be there,Natalia!
    HOW much I DO LOVE these images above!:)

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  4. I am having such trouble choosing my second travel destination for this year, and in part its because of posts like this - each time I think I've decided on New York or Vienna or Dushanbe, I read about something else wonderful, like this exhibit, and change my mind. Because truly, this alone would be more than enough reason for me to come to London. And I have so many reasons already!
    xox,
    Cee

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  5. It sounds like a fantastic exhibition!

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  6. A true icon, I do wonder how it is changing, But I agree, this may be a banner year, and that is wonderful. Love the images you shared, and the smart context, too!
    xx, elle
    http://mydailycostume.com/

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  7. Я несколько дней назад о выставке узнала, ради такого можно провести пол дня в дороге :))

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