My pilates partner, Susann, tipped me off on a YSL retrospective show she saw in Montréal a couple months ago. Pilates has been one of the few forms of exercise I manage to stick to year after year. An added benefit of these sessions is learning about new things and top secret sources for taking good care of yourself, like the best facialists and restaurants to go to. I wanted to get my paws on the exhibit catalog, but could not stomach the international shipping fee off of the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts site, about $20 bucks a book. eek. I happened to find the book on Amazon and what a deal it was.
After some online research, I could not find any information about the show traveling to other cities and in my head I knew there was no museum in Los Angeles that would house the exhibit.
Good news! The exhibit is coming to the West Coast at the Deyoung Museum in San Francisco, that also had the exhibit about a year ago of Vivienne Westwood. Another incentive to visit this gastronomical city again in the next couple months. In a perfect world, I would be attending the opening night gala event.
The YSL exhibit will be on display for its stateside debut November 1, 2008- April 5, 2009. It is the luxury house’s 40th anniversary and its first show in 25 years, since the one from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, only retrospective show of a living designer back in 1983.
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118
The show is put together in collaboration with the designer’s former partner, the Pierre Bergé Foundation. Yves St Laurent passed away June 1, 2008, earlier this year. Please see my tribute to him in a previous entry.