Saintly Couture

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is currently hosting “Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style”. The collection of accessories, photographs, drawings, films, and video from the Fondation Pierre Bergé—Yves Saint Laurent and other private collections presents a nostalgic blast from five decades (1953 – 2002) of innovation and daring.

Frame grab from film of YSL haute couture show on the soccer pitch at Stade de France, 1998, prior to the World Cup final match. 300 models. The seagull cutouts may be a nod to Saint Laurent’s formative years working with his self-created paper dolls.
YSL Hat Form
Bald is beautiful.
VMFA Gallery Floor
For those raised on digital photography, this is a contact sheet from the days of 35mm film.
YSL – when jewelry is the costume.

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