Film Screening: Yves Saint Laurent

Film Screening: Yves Saint Laurent: His Life and Times and Yves Saint Laurent: 5 avenue Marceau

In the 1960s Yves Saint Laurent made an indelible mark on fashion with clothing emblematic of the new modernity. Yves Saint Laurent, organized by FAMSF and The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent, explores the designs that made Saint Laurent famous, and his inspirations drawn from art, theatre, history, literature, and nature. This exhibition contains nearly 130 accessorized garments and sketches illustrating the lines, colors, and fundamentals of Saint Laurent’s work. This is the only U.S. venue. A catalogue accompanies this exhibition.

This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, in collaboration with the Pierre Bergé–Yves Saint Laurent Foundation.

“Few would have guessed that Yves Saint Laurent idolized beatniks, and even secretly desired to become one. But already known for his impeccable taste and proper upbringing, the fashion designer was reticent to change too much from what brought him fame—haute couture. Yves Saint Laurent: His Life and Times and Yves Saint Laurent: 5 avenue Marceau give a thorough understanding of the designer who flourished for 40 years in the fashion industry.” —Jae-Ha Kim

Time and Place:
Saturday, December 13, 2008
3:00pm – 4:00pm
de Young Museum, Koret Auditorium
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA

Contact Info Phone: 4157507694

One Response

  1. These are both great films. Just “Life and Times” will be showing on December 13. “5 avenue Marceau” will be screened on Saturday, February 14, 2009. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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