11 March - 29 August 2010. Yves Saint Laurent (1936 - 2008) began his career in 1953 by coming third place in a young fashion designer contest. By the time he retired in 2002 he was lauded as France's greatest fashion designer.
Credited with being the first haute-couturier to popularise a pret-a-porter line, his collections tended to draw equal amounts of adulation and scorn from the critics. It was, however, his legion of fans who remained consistently loyal and generated fabulous wealth for Saint Laurent.
This exhibition presents a comprehensive display of the designer's creations, accompanied by a series of photographs and drawings which help to illustrate his colourful but troubled life.
Tues-Sun: 10.00-18.00. Thurs: 10.00-22.00. Closed Monday
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Yves Saint Laurent: Retropsective
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