Museums around the world have turned fashion exhibitions into a trend, by creating interesting dialogues between the garments and works of visual art. The Bowes Museum, a French Chateau in Northern England, has just announced its upcoming fashion exhibition featuring the work of the great fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent.
The artist was famous for merging fine art with fashion in his work — an example being his Mondrian collection, which was a tribute to the paintings of De Stijl artist Piet Mondrian.
Fifty garments including iconic pieces from the Russian Collection, the aforementioned Mondrian dresses and the Tuxedo will be presented at the first exhibition in the UK to present a comprehensive display of the French designer’s work and life. The name? Yves Saint Laurent: Style Is Eternal.
The show will also involve The Bowes Museum’s fine and decorative art collection, creating a unique sense of narrative around the history of fashion in general. The exhibition which has been organised in collaboration with the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent will take place from 11 July – 25 October 2015.