Yves Saint Laurent Exhibit to Open in Denver

The Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective exhibition, featuring over 200 haute couture outfits, will premiere at the Denver Art Museum from March 25 through July 8, 2012.

This will be the only North American stop on the tour and, in addition to clothes, the exhibition will also present photographs, drawings, and films that reflect Yves Saint Laurent’s style and history. The exhibition will explore Yves Saint Laurent’s career, from working at Dior in 1958 through his final runway show in 2002.

The sections of the exhibition include: the Gender Revolution galleries, which reflect Saint Laurent’s ideas regarding designs for the modern woman, Yves Saint Laurent and Women, which has information about the historic women who wore his designs, including Princess Grace of Monaco and Catherine Deneuve, The Last Ball, which features evening dresses, and the Colors of Yves Saint Laurent gallery, where guests can view examples of his collections and fabric samples. The Denver Art Museum, as well as the Fondation Pierre Berge – Yves Saint Laurent, will organize the exhibition. Those who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, as well as donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign, provided the funding for the exhibition.

Guests can purchase an Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective VIP hotel package and receive two tickets valid for any date and time, as well as an audio guide. Guests will also be able to enter the exhibit at the next available time slot and bypass any lines. The participating hotels include: The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa, the Comfort Inn, Four Seasons Hotel Denver, Grand Hyatt Denver, Hilton Garden Inn - Denver Cherry Creek, Hotel Monaco Denver, Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek, The Ritz-Carlton Denver, Sheraton Denver Downtown, The Curtis, and the Westin Downtown Denver. There are also other amenities with the VIP packages, including spa credits, shopping gift cards, beauty samples and cocktails. Tickets for the exhibition go on sale to the public on January 20, 2012.

Visit www.denver.org/ysl or www.denverartmuseum.org

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