Yves Saint Laurent, Short cocktail dress, tribute to Piet Mondrian, haute couture collection, Fall-Winter 1965. Ecru wool jersey, encrusted with black, red, yellow and blue. © Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent, Paris / Photo A. Guirkinger.

Yves Saint Laurent – who in the 1960s and 70s popularized the beatnik look, safari jackets for men and women, tight pants and the classic Le Smoking tuxedo suit for women – is undeniably one of the greatest names in fashion history. Now, we in Denver have the unique opportunity to see the designer’s creations at Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective, which opens to the public at the Denver Art Museum on March 25. The exhibition includes a dazzling overview of YSL’s work (spanning 40 years) with 200 haute couture garments on display as well as a combination of photographs, drawings, films and other multimedia elements that illustrate the development of his style.

The DAM is the only U.S. venue for the exhibition, which runs March 25 through July 8. Regular tickets go on sale to the public on Jan. 20, and DAM members may purchase tickets beginning Jan. 13. To reserve these dated and timed tickets, call 720.913.0130 or visit YSLdenver.com.

In addition, several hotels are offering packages with VIP tickets. For example, The Ritz-Carlton, Denver is offering a package that includes deluxe guestroom accommodations for two, two tickets for entry to Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective, a designer-inspired spa treatment (such as the Fashionista Facial), a brasserie-inspired “Rive Gauche” breakfast for two at Elway’s Downtown and more starting at $399 per night. Yet another option is a package through Hotel Monaco Denver, starting at $159 per night, which includes accommodations, pink Champagne upon arrival and two VIP tickets to the exhibition.

Whether you choose to make a day of it at the DAM, or an entire weekend of all-things YSL with an overnight hotel package, just be sure you don’t miss out on this stunning exhibition while you have the chance. Remember, Denver is the only U.S. city to host this high-fashion exhibition. Aren’t we lucky?

Yves Saint Laurent, Wedding dress, tribute to Georges Braque, haute couture collection, Spring-Summer 1988. White tulle, white cotton pique appliqué “doves.” © Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent, Paris / Photo A. Guirkinger.

Yves Saint Laurent, Short evening dress, tribute to Pablo Picasso, haute couture collection, Fall-Winter 1979. Black velvet and orange moiré, multicolored appliqué patchwork. © Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent, Paris / Photo A. Guirkinger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Misty Milioto is affectionately known as Denver’s Fashion Gal. She covers haute trends and local designers in the Mile High City, all while keeping a close and critical eye on national trends that are currently rocking the runways and the major glossy magazines. Stay tuned for all the best in fashion that Denver has to offer.

 


 

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