From the 11th of July and the first time in the UK, the biggest yet exposition of Yves Saint Laurent’s oeuvre will be exhibited in County Durham, at the Bowes Museum.
The exhibition, set to end on the 25th of October, has sparked excitement among fashion aficionados, no wonder why- after all Pierre Berge co-founder of Yves Saint Laurent, the brand, describes the Bowes Museum as the “perfect setting”.
“The Bowes Museum is a natural destination given its exceptional work with fashion and textiles; the museum and its location also clearly reflects Yves Saint Laurent’s and my own passion for inspiring, timeless places.” he tells BBC News.
Along with Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Berge founded the YSL empire in 1962, introducing timeless trends such as masculine tailoring for women and a variety of ‘Le Smocking.’
Saint Laurent who described himself as ‘not a designer’ but precisely ‘a craftsman, a manufacturer of happiness’ often looked to other artists, like Matisse, Picasso and Mondrian, as sources of inspiration. He once observed, “like Proust, I’m fascinated most of all by my perceptions of a world in awesome transition.”
Some of the transitions he captured and created, will be at the Bowes Museum, from the 11th of July to the 25th of October.
image source: google, foundation pierre berge – yves saint laurent/ Alexandre Guirkinguer