We took the train up to San Francisco yesterday to see the Yves Saint Laurent exhibit at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park. The area was packed with visitors, probably due to the holiday but also because of the re-opening of the California Academy of Sciences, which is supposed to be an amazing place, complete with a rainforest and a planetarium! My husband, the science guy, has been itching to go, but alas for him, yesterday was reserved for Yves. We'll visit the rainforest another day.
The Yves exhibit was breathtaking and one of the most extensive fashion exhibits I've seen. The exhibit spanned his career from his first 1958 collection up to the 2000s, and included some of his most iconic pieces, such as the Mondrian dress and the tuxedo. The details were stunning, particularly the beadwork on the Van Gogh-inspired jackets and the precision of the construction. Only a few of the pieces were walled behind glass, so we were able to see quite a few of the details up close.
Here's a San Francisco Chronicle story with some of the details. It is most definitely worth a visit --- the exhibit runs through April 5, 2009.
Oh, la lacroix!
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