The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Pavillon Michal et Renata Hornstein

A profuse amount of mournful and celibratory writing and reviewing has appeared on the subject of Yves Saint Laurent, since his death just two days before the opening of this retrospective. Co-produced with the Fondation Pierre Berge Yves Saint Laurent, this is the first retrospective spanning his forty years of creation, and is a timely opportunity to understand more comprehensively the heart and scope of his talent.

Curated by Florence Muller, the exhibition includes 145 accessorized ensembles, as well as drawings and videos. It is divided into four themes: "The Stroke of a Pencil" tracing the creative process from conception to creation; "The Yves Saint Laurent Revolution" on his enduring influence on feminine expression; "The Palette" reveals his unique play with color; and finally "Lyrical Sources" charts his fluid dialogue with diverse sources of culture.
The exhibition will be further presented at the de Young Museum of San Francisco from November 1-March 1 2009.

May 29th – September 28, 2008
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