"Yves Saint Lauren: The Perfection of Style," is a new exhibition that brings more than four decades of the iconic designer's work to the Seattle Art Museum which debuted on Oct. 11 and continues until Jan. 8, 2017.
The exhibition guides viewers on a path tracing the trajectory of Yves Saint Laurent's life and career, which is divided into eight thematic sections and features 110 ensembles, illustrative of his achievements and sources of his design inspiration.
By age 19, Laurent was already designing for Christian Dior and by 25 he had launched his own business, turning his name into what became an iconic brand.
From the "Paper Doll Couture House" dolls that he created as a teen, through his career at Christian Dior, to his own game-changing haute couture and ready-to-wear garments, this show is a feast for the eyes.
"It is really an amazing exhibition devoted to the life and work of Yves Saint Laurent."
—Chiyo Ishikawa- Deputy Art Director
With his interpretation of the tuxedo and trench coat, as well as countless other innovations, many consider Saint Laurent one of the most influential designers.
Many of the wardrobe staples we take for granted today are cutting edge innovations from Saint Laurent.
Some of his most famous looks were inspired by art.