|The Yves Saint Laurent Exhibit Banner at the Petit Palais in Paris|
As Yogi and I walked through the exhibition, we saw many outfits whose clones occupied our closets at one time or another in our lives. The first room featured his A- line collection, a style that is still relevant today.
|An A-Line Dress|
|In the menswea -inspired gallery|
|In the evening wear gallery|
As we walked through the exhibit, we realized that every style and trend we ever wore were explored and done by Yves Saint- Laurent. He had an unparalleled attention to detail and an ongoing quest for refinement and renewal , as exhibited by the hundreds of fabric swatches he had collected over the years arranged in various combinations.
Whether or not there were media influences behind it, I feel that Yves Saint Lauren's impact on the way my friends and I dressed just seeped into our consciousness unbidden because it was so natural, easy, beautiful and empowering. He is indeed the fashion designer of my generation. Thank you, Yves.
|The cover of the exhibit catalog|
“Le plus beau vêtement qui puisse habiller une femme, ce sont les bras de l'homme qu'elle aime.”
― Yves Saint-Laurent