What got my initial interest in visiting Bowes Museum was the "YSL - Style is Eternal", exhibition. Which for the country is the first exhibition of his work, for that to be showcased in the North East will bring a lot of tourism to region and prove that not everything is in London.
Yves Saint Laurent didn't follow trends, he designed for the woman's body, inventing the modern woman's wardrobe. Not afraid of bringing masculinity to his designs whilst preserving their femininity. Iconic designs and photographs are shown within the exhibition, history of fashion and the timeless art of Haute Couture.
My highlight of the exhibition was seeing up close the Haute Couture, the beading and embellishments and his original sketches. The vision and elegance of how he designed and dressed woman back in those days makes me wish I lived in that era.
"What has always come first to me is respect for a metier that is not quite an art, but which needs an artist to exist" - Yves Saint Laurent
The exhibition is on until the 25th of October 2015 and I most definitely recommend everyone to go and view it.