Durham’s Bowes Museum extends Yves Saint Laurent exhibition

Vimla HUNT - 14/10/15

The first exhibition in the UK on Yves Saint Laurent’s work and life, sponsored by Foundation Pierre Bergé, has been extended at the Bowes Museum in Durham following a massive attendance. The show, which according to local media has welcomed more than 55,000 visitors since it launched on July 11, will be open until November 8. The museum expects to reach 70,000 visitors by the time the exhibition closes, and merchandise sales have tripled in that time, informed the newspaper Chronicle Live.

The exhibition is the first in the United Kingdom to present a comprehensive display of the French designer’s work. It features fifty iconic pieces designed by Saint Laurent, including garments from the Russian collection, the Mondrian Dress and the Tuxedo. 

When “Yves Saint Laurent: Style Is Eternal” opened, Pierre Bergé, president of the Foundation Pierre Bergé: said “The Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent is committed to the promotion of the work of Yves Saint Laurent internationally, and as such it is extremely exciting to work on this first exhibition in the UK. The Bowes Museum is a natural destination given its exceptional work with fashion and textiles; the museum and its location also clearly reflects Yves Saint Laurent’s and my own passion for inspiring, timeless places. It is the perfect setting for us – a museum built as a French Chateau, in the age of the Second Empire”.
 

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