Yves Saint Laurent exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum

Yves Saint Laurent exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum

The colorful fashions on display at the Seattle Art Museum’s Yves Saint Laurent exhibit were an appreciated antidote to the November’s grayness (weather and spirit).  What an original and creative designer he was.  Many of his pieces are classics in the fashion world, but this retrospective look attests to his work as art as well.  The exhibit runs through January 8, 2017.

Evening gown from Paris collection, 1983

Evening gown from Paris collection, 1983

Pink ruffle cape over black sheath dress, 1977

Pink ruffle cape over black sheath dress, 1977

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Design sketches and fabric swatches

Design sketches and fabric swatches

This is a wedding gown! From 1970.

This is a wedding gown! From 1970.

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Fringed raffia coat, 1967

Fringed raffia coat, 1967

Art dress in homage to Tom Wassermann, 1966

Art dress in homage to Tom Wassermann, 1966

I loved the bodice which looked like a textured painting of poppies. Brilliant!

I loved the bodice which looked like a textured painting of poppies. Brilliant!