Fashion Travel: YSL Exhibit Cheaper than Ready-to-Wear
Montreal isn't exactly known as a center of haute couture, but beginning May 29 all the fashionistas will be packing their all-black ensembles to attend a new retrospective on the career of French designer Yves Saint-Laurent at The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Saint-Laurent revolutionized fashion in his Paris studio by making pieces from his runway shows available pret-a-porter, or available for purchase without a custom order. The designer officially retired in 2002 but you can see over 100 of his fully accessorized outfits on display all summer long.
This show--and a copy of Alicia Drake's book The Beautiful Fall, about Saint-Laurent and competitor Karl Lagerfeld--ought to tide you over till Fashion Week.