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Upcoming YSL Exhibit Brings High Fashion To Denver

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The Yves Saint Laurent exhibit is coming to the Denver Art Museum. (credit: CBS)

The Yves Saint Laurent exhibit is coming to the Denver Art Museum. (credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS4)- For the next four months the Denver Art Museum will be the only place on earth in North America where visitors can see a once-in-a-lifetime exhibit at the art of fashion designer Yves Ste. Laurent.

“This is a great museum and they have a great exhibition space, I think,” said Yves Saint Laurent Exhibit spokeswoman Emilie Enard. “And because they really wanted to have this exhibition.”

Just arriving from Europe, each piece must be unwrapped, examined for damage and then put in place for movement to the upstairs gallery. It’s a delicate and time consuming process.

The exhibit will contain some 200 outfits and nearly 1,000 accessories that will compliment each and every design. The ensembles will encompass 45 years of YSL’s career.

“I hope people will be really amazed by the pieces because they are really amazing and really show a lot of skills like embroidery, haute couture skills of sewing. It’s really, really impressive,” said Enard.

Only Denver gets this show, and curators are convinced that those who see it will walk away with a new appreciation of one man’s vision of fashion.

The exhibit opens March 25 and will run into July. The cost is general admission to the Denver Art Museum and an extra ticket charge for the exhibit.

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