April 7, 2009
I finally went to see the Yves St-Laurent exhibit at the new and allegedly improved De Young museum. Itís a retrospective of YSLís remarkable career, which spanned over 40 years. The rooms where his creations are displayed are gloomy, to preserve the fabrics, and make everything seem mysterious. The gowns are spot-lit, so one can admire the artistry of the structure. Couture in person is so much more impressive and beautiful than it is in the glossiest of magazines. I wandered around, dazed by beauty, for nearly two hours. When I emerged into the bright sunlight, it was less dazzling.