When I heard there was an Yves Saint Laurent exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum, I knew a trip was in order. Just days before the exhibit was set to close, my Mum and I travelled down for a quick getaway to catch a glimpse of this incredible designer’s work up close. This was my first visit to the Seattle Art Museum, located just a few blocks away from the popular Pike Place Market. The exhibit showcased the journey of Yves Saint Laurent’s career with the most memorable garments on display. Yves Saint Laurent was revolutionary in the fashion industry, with many of his signature pieces still considered classics in current style.
I wore my peacoat to the exhibit as it’s one of the key items YSL made popular in fashion. Traditionally, this navy double breasted coat was worn by Dutch sailor and was reintroduced by YSL in the 60’s. My sunglasses, Christian Dior. YSL was the successor to Dior in 1958, before stepping away to start his own label. Yves Saint Laurent always had his finger on the pulse, and never shied away from controversy.
I was memorized by all the incredible details on each mannequin, and photographed as much as I could. The Mondrian Dress, The Safari Jacket, Le Smoking. To see these items I’ve studied over the years up close was such a treat. There is so much more to show and tell you that part 2 of this trip will be published next week. As I walked through the exhibit, YSL’s famous quote rang so true, ‘Fashions fade, style is eternal.’
What I wore:
Peacoat: Elie Tahari
OTK Boots: Le Chateau