Saturday, November 8, 2008

ysl at the de young

today, this drizzly san francisco day, i went to the de young museum in golden gate park with mom to view the yves saint laurent show. it was remarkable! there were clothes from all decades, my favorite being the 60s, all colors and fabrics. the last fashion retrospective i went to was vivienne westwood's, also there at the de young. being able to see art evolve is incredible, its history really, you can see what politics/religon/movements were going on when the piece was conceived blah blah blah.... ysl's collection included a few of his sketches, with swatches. there were outfits i recognized, little celebrities in their own right, with names included on the placard below of who ordered it. one of my favorites was a fitted velvet tuxedo with a frilly blouse, which was ordered by francoise hardy. the lighting was awesome, a cool blue fluorescent glow throughout. no cameras allowed inside the ysl part, so i'm including pictures of a book i bought at the museum store...
my contraband: a postcard, a coloring book of ysl's sketches, a blank notebook, and assouline's yves saint laurent

3 comments:

turlie said...

oh i can't wait.....i am going to take paley to see if when the reception is all done......,,can't wait to see some of his famous prints from the 70s-90s......

CARLOTTA & ANNIE said...

Im very jealous i wish i could see it! nothing like that ever comes to Queensland, this country is a rather sad case when it comes to fashion really.
but oh well at least i can buy the book, what was the name of it by the way?
carlotta

saray said...

I love YSL