Monday, February 9, 2015

On Exhibit….Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the 70s

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A great new exhibit opened on Friday at The Museum at FIT, juxtaposing, for the first time in a full exhibit, the work of YSL and Halston.

 

It’s an extremely timely exhibit, considering fashion’s current love affair with all things 70′s.

 

What makes this exhibit exciting to experience is how similar the work of these two designers actually is. It almost became a game I was playing with myself to guess which design was Halston, and which was YSL.

 

As I walked through other people were playing the same game-

 

“This one’s DEFINITELY Halston,” one friend would say to another.

 

The friend would stand by the descriptions off to the side and quip back, “…it’s YSL”.

 

“No!” Said the first.

 

It’s a beautiful exhibit, and a fun game to play.

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  1. andreea

    February 9, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    wow! so envious!! :)

    http://littleaesthete.com

    • WOWS

      February 9, 2015 at 1:01 pm

      Simply fab!!!

  2. YVESPINK

    February 9, 2015 at 12:31 pm

  3. ~ Carmen ~

    February 9, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Goodness, everything looks so pretty & intricately made.

    :] // â–² itsCarmen.com â–²

  4. Emmanuelle

    February 9, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    So cool to have this kind of exhibitions near home :) hope you enjoy it

    Emmanuelle

  5. pippi hepburn

    February 9, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Thank you for the update. I am going. YSL and Halston, a wonderful combination! FIT has fabulous exhibits and you do not have to travel uptown, haha!

  6. Julia

    February 9, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Thank you for the heads up!

  7. Karen Farber

    February 9, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    I love it all! Wish to see it in person!

    http://www.littleblackshell.com

  8. Annette

    February 9, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Great to see the 70s being referenced in current collections, it was my era and I believe a great one. We mined the archives and fell in love with vintage while giving it all a modern edge. Would love to see this exhibition travel to Australia.

  9. Liz

    February 9, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    love the 70s fashion

    http://hashtagliz.com

  10. Milex

    February 9, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    I am gonna see it, I can promise you that.

  11. lindsay @ VAUGHAN

    February 9, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    I love the simple silk shirt tucked into high waisted trousers (bottom right). Perfectly louche.

    http://www.wearvaughan.com

  12. Jamell

    February 10, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Great Exhibit and I also enjoy seeing Givenchy in madrid, did you got the opportunity?

  13. Fashion Snag

    February 12, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    I want to see this! I love that era.

  14. Jill Reve

    May 5, 2015 at 9:28 am

    The inventors of Deco Chic. Have to catch this exhibition…

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