YSL : The Perfection of Style

Just when I thought I couldn’t love my hometown of Richmond even more, we got lucky enough to have the Yves Saint Laurent The Perfection of Style exhibit come to the VMFA.  In typical fashion, I waited until the last weekend to go and see it and thank goodness I did.  I was able to drag my husband John with me, as Catherine had already gone, and I think he actually enjoyed it also.  

I was so blown away by the exhibit that I wasn’t thinking straight and accidentally threw out the exhibit guide, which gives all of the information about each piece.  SO, instead, I’ve just compiled a little photo journal.  It doesn’t truly do it justice, but you can get an idea about how fascinating it was to see decades of drawings, designs and pieces IRL.

The exhibit wasn’t set up chronologically, but instead by theme, style and color.  I absolutely loved this because you could see how his ideas for both haute couture and ready-to-wear came full circle during his career as he broke boundaries, trends and stayed true to his vision. 

I could go on and on, but I think the pictures speak for themselves. 

And now lets play a little game called: obsess over the beautiful YSL pieces that are so incredibly out of our price range. 


  1. fashNcurious
    September 2, 2017 / 11:33 pm

    How absolutely fabulous was that!!!! Thank you for sharing these pics!

  2. Linda Tran
    September 3, 2017 / 12:01 am

    These photos are so beautiful!Lindahttps://lindatenchitran.com/home/2017/9/2/two-toned-dress

  3. Shannon Dwyer
    September 3, 2017 / 1:39 pm

    absolutely amazing! i would love it to come to boston!

  4. Nikki Arnold
    September 4, 2017 / 3:01 am

    That is so amazing!! I would totally love to see a show like that!!

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