Monday, June 2, 2008
Rest In Peace, Monsieur Laurent
The world has lost a great fashion icon: Yves Saint Laurent, who died Sunday at the age of 71.
Art inspired YSL on many occasions, as in his famous Mondrian-themed cocktail dress (pictured), and, in his 1988-89 collection, embroidered pieces harkening to van Gogh's "Sunflowers" and "Irises" (no doubt inspired by the headline-making 1987 auctions of those two paintings).
By pure coincidence, the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal is hosting a 40-year retrospective exhibition of YSL's career from May 29 through September 28th. Read about the show here.