Yesterday, as I was supposed to be leaving San Francisco, I managed to squeeze in the press preview for the Yves Saint Laurent exhibition at the de Young museum.  In my blase travel gear, (Converse, oversized slouchy tees and skirt), I hadn’t realised that YSL royalty was going to be there in the form of Pierre Berg√© who was there to introduce the exhibition and say some words which I badly recorded below.  He requoted his famous quote of Chanel giving liberty to women and YSL gave them power but also said this…

"I don’t know if fashion is art.  But I do know you need to be an artist to create fashion."

I have mountains of images to post but that will come post jet lag laggedness… I will however post this one image of Betty Catroux, one of Yves’ muses, who also was there in her black clad-icy blonde glory

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Comments (18)

  1. KD says:

    That’s an amazing quote and an amazing picture of Betty.

  2. Ms. P&C says:

    Susie! Would have loved to meet you there… had no idea you’d be in attendance.
    Here’s my own post about it: http://www.poeticandchic.com/home/2008/10/31/yves-saint-laurent-at-the-de-young-museum.html

  3. Ms. P&C says:

    Susie! Would have loved to meet you there… had no idea you’d be in attendance.
    Here’s my own post about it: http://www.poeticandchic.com/home/2008/10/31/yves-saint-laurent-at-the-de-young-museum.html

  4. Ms. P&C says:

    Susie! Would have loved to meet you there… had no idea you’d be in attendance.
    Here’s my own post about it: http://www.poeticandchic.com/home/2008/10/31/yves-saint-laurent-at-the-de-young-museum.html

  5. Ms. P&C says:

    Susie! Would have loved to meet you there… had no idea you’d be in attendance.
    Here’s my own post about it: http://www.poeticandchic.com/home/2008/10/31/yves-saint-laurent-at-the-de-young-museum.html

  6. Ms. P&C says:

    Susie! Would have loved to meet you there… had no idea you’d be in attendance.
    Here’s my own post about it: http://www.poeticandchic.com/home/2008/10/31/yves-saint-laurent-at-the-de-young-museum.html

  7. WendyB says:

    Nice shot of Betty.

  8. Eli says:

    Ugh, why couldnt this have been the de young exhibition when I went a few months ago!

  9. Janavi says:

    Will always miss him- Thanks for the pix.

  10. Miss Glitzy says:

    Betty Catroux is still stunning and her leather jacket so perfect. Great picture.

  11. No! Not dressed for the occassion!! Agh. What a result though with Pierre and Betty, oh how it brings the Beautifal Fall to life.

  12. You were so lucky to be there, im looking forward to the rest of the pictures
    Have fun in san francisco!

  13. Brigadeiro says:

    Wow, how amazing to walk into something like that! So surreal!

  14. Poster Girl says:

    How exciting! I’m hoping to see the exhibition sometime soon.

  15. wonderful, thanks for this!

  16. Cammila says:

    An incredibly fitting quote. Can’t wait to see all the images of your adventure.

  17. KatahD says:

    They had the exhibit in Montreal a couple months ago and I saw it there and it is outstanding.
    Watch out, if you go you may want to steal some of the clothing…

  18. Wow! I didn’t know this exhibition was traveling to the US! I made the pilgrimage to Montreal about a month ago. You can see some sketches and photos here:
    http://blog.marketpublique.com/post/53970029/sketches-from-the-ysl-retrospective

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