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Yves Saint Laurent

___ On the Runway   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
Yves Saint Laurent at Le Petit Palais March 11th, 2010 - August 29th, 2010
Posted 7/14/10

A fashion show is a kind of spectacle, performance art that is commercial and a little desperate – it's always necessary to try to engage the insular pack of blasé and provincially worldly fashion reporters who traipse between Paris, New York, Milan and London seeing the same people, eating at the same "hot" restaurants, looking for the next big thing, whatever that is. But every so often, a genuine talent emerges whose gifts touch not only the seen-it-all editors and buyers and insiders... [more]

Image_large_940 The YSL Revolution   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
Yves Saint Laurent at de Young Museum November 1st, 2008 - April 5th, 2009
Posted 11/29/08

  As someone with more than a passing interest in fashion and a working, though by no means extensive knowledge of its iconic designers, I had some idea of what to expect going into the Yves Saint Laurent retrospective at the De Young Museum: several incarnations of his trapeze silhouette, perhaps a safari jacket, the Mondrian-inspired sheath dress, and, of course, le smoking, a tuxedo made for women that has become a symbol of the liberating influence Saint Laurent has had on the fashion indust... [more]

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