Except from that tiny tiny point of criticism, there is nothing bad I can say about this project. In all honesty, this might even have been the most professional expo I have visited. But then again; Not all expo's evolve around such genius designers as Saint Laurent. Congratulations to the curators!
There was something about this exposition that felt very honest. Very real. Perhaps it is the spirit of YSL that still lingers through his creations, for he was an advocate of 'real' and accessible fashion. He was the first French designer to come out with a full line of pret-â-porter which he sold in his -now iconic- Rive Gauche boutiques. Monsieur Yves always was at the forefront of his time. Way ahead of many of his colleagues.
|Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent|
Something that pleased me dearly, is the remarkable enthousiasm of the usher-ladies. There are eight of them for what actually is quite a small expo-surface. The moment I entered, a nice lady came up to me and introduced herself. She said she would be pleased to guide me through it all and answer my questions. I could feel her cheer passion as she was talking and we had an interesting chat about the way YSL influences modern designers nowadays.
Many, many pieces drew my attention. Many impressions inspired me. Only by being face to face with these pieces that have become fashion history, one can understand the true virtuosity and complete determination of this incredible designer. If you are planning a visit to Brussels in the coming months, make sure to include this expo in your shedule. At 3€ for students, it is a total bargain. And you won't feel like wasting your time at all.
More info: Site of the Expo