CO: Denver

WHERE: Denver Art Museum

WHEN: Opens Sunday, March 25 through July 8, 2012.

TITLE: Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective

BRIEF ABOUT: First and only US venue for this exhibit, viewers will see firsthand the development of Saint Laurent’s style and the historical foundations of his work. Combining photographs, drawings, films and other multimedia elements with a selection of 200 haute couture outfits. “This exhibition demonstrates the impact of Saint Laurent’s work on the history of fashion and the present-day relevance of his style,” said exhibition curator Florence Müller. “His creations achieved an ingenious symbiotic relationship between setting style and recognizing popular trends that made them not only wardrobe necessities, but also reflected women’s changing role in society.”

MORE DETAILS: or call 720.865.5000.

Short cocktail dress, tribute to Piet Mondrian, Fall-Winter 1965. Ecru wool jersey, encrusted with black, red, yellow and blue. © Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent,
Paris / Photo A. Guirkinger.
Black velvet sheath dress, “Paris rose”satin bow, “Paris” haute couture collection, Fall-Winter 1983. © Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent, Paris. Photo by Gilles Tapie.

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