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Yves Saint Laurent Denver Show

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Yves St. Laurent Global Retrospective to be held at Denver Art Museum

LouLou de LaFalaise, Yves St. Laurent & Marina Schiano

Denver Art Museum is the only museum in the United States to host the global retrospective of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent’s life and work. The exhibit of more than 200 outfits, plus drawings, video and more of the fashion designer works. It opens March 25, 2012. View more photos and styles Here

Famed fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent was born in August 1, 1936, and raised in Oran, Algeria. His talent for design became evident as a teenager and at the tender age of 17, he left for Paris with the determination to work in a major fashion house. His persistence led to a meeting with the director of Vogue magazine, Michel de Brunhoff, who took a shine to the precocious boy. Impressed with his sketches, he had several of them published. The magazine director encouraged fashion designer, Yves Saint Laurent to enter a prestigious fashion school to hone his raw talent. After his stint was through, de Brunhoff procured an introduction between Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior. The encounter eventually led to one of the most creative and successful alliances in fashion history.

The legacy of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent is considerable in the fashion world. His rise to the top of the Dior house at the impossible age of 21 remains a benchmark in the industry. In parallel, the creation of his own design house well before the age of 30 in the then impenetrable fashion world of Paris is almost unfathomable. St. Laurent empire has become immense over the decades. The women haute couture line may be the flagship but Yves Saint Laurent also has a line for men, jewelry, furs, fragrance, as well as an accessory line. The man himself has added his personal flair to countless films and theater productions. In 1985, then President of France, Franois Mitterand, decorated Yves Saint Laurent with the Knighthood of the Legion of Honor. Perhaps Yves Saint Laurent’s most impressive accomplishment however, is the amount of lives he has touched with his designs. When you consider the sheer volume of women who have been outfitted by Saint Laurent, the figure is staggering. Add to that the number of designers who have been profoundly affected by his work, and the impact of Yves Saint Laurent is remarkable. What set Yves Saint Laurent apart from the fashion horde was an acute intuition on what best represented the sex appeal of the women female form. Just the mention his name would conjure an image of pure, sensual sophistication. Women fortunate enough to own an Yves Saint Laurent original therefore owe the fashion designer, a debt of gratitude. He not only made them feel and look beautiful, but he also pushed the acceptable limit of appropriate women’s wear. His smoking jacket for women, for instance, gave birth in part to the androgynous fashion revolution, and his trademark pant suit made the look acceptable and attractive for stylish women everywhere. Without his direct involvement in Yves Saint Laurent couture, women may have to strive harder to add a touch of class to their wardrobes.[subscribe2]

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