No matter what your fashion sense is everyone has heard of clothes designer Yves Saint Laurent. Montreal (in conjunction with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco) is turn hosting this retrospective of forty years of designing by a true icon. It is the first exhibition which spans such a huge chunk of his career. Saint Laurent is widely considered the most important fashion person to come from France in the 20th century and that is saying a mouthful since that country is known for fashion. Such an important and influential figure Saint Laurent became the first living fashion designer to have his own solo exhibition at the renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1983.
To say that Yves Saint Laurent completely revamped the haute couture industry is not an overstatement. His use of black models and his idea to make designer clothes 'ready-to-war' set the fashion world on its head, but also brought it to the people.
The exhibition has four parts to it and features 145 creations by Yves Saint Laurent. It gives us the opportunity to see up close and in person many of the designs that made him the star he was. He was a clothes designer whose look transcended fashion and became art.
-Ticket Purchase: www.admission.com or (514) 790-1245 or at the museum box office
-Admission Prices: Adult: $15
Students + Seniors (with ID): $7.50
Children (12 + under): Free
-Museum Hours: Tuesday: 11:00-5:00
Wednesday-Friday: 11:00 – 9:00
Saturday-Sunday: 10:00 – 5:00