Simplicity in line – Yves Saint Laurent

This fall I have had the opportunity to visit the Yves St Laurent exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum twice! The museum has really created a breath-taking exhibit of his work. Each time I visited the experience was uplifting and I learned a little more about the genius that was Yves St. Laurent.

There is a simplicity of line in all of Saint Laurent’s designs. You can see it both in these sketches included in the exhibit and in this display of his dresses.

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One particular design element that attracted me were the gentle wraps of fabric that are present in many of his designs.

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After Saint Laurent moved to Marrakesh, he incorporated more and more color into his designs. Here is one of my favorites that was on display:

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And, then there were those designs that just held your attention for their astounding creativity.

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The exhibit is at the museum through the holidays so if your travels take you to Seattle, I hope you will be able to check it out. There is so much more on exhibit. If you can’t, here is a link to a brief slide show on Sant Laurent and the exhibit created by the museum that you can enjoy.

 


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Comments

  1. Thank you for the tour-I haven’t seen this exhibit. I love those lines. What a genius! Oh it makes me wish I had more time to garment sew.

  2. So much elegance all in one place — breath-taking!

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