NORTHERN EXPOSURE: The Bowes Museum in County Durham, northern England, is planning to stage what it’s billing as the U.K.’s first “comprehensive display of Yves Saint Laurent’s life and work,” an exhibition in collaboration with the Pierre Bergé — Yves Saint Laurent Foundation.


Yves Saint Laurent: Style is Eternal” is to open on July 11 and showcase 50 garments from the late designer’s archive, including pieces from his Russian collection, Mondrian dresses and smoking suits, or tuxedos. According to the museum, the show will “highlight the defining elements of Saint Laurent’s vision, and the significant influence it has had on fashion and the way we understand women’s wear.


The museum is built in the style of a French château, and was conceived by John and Joséphine Bowes. The Bowes lived between France and England in the mid-1800s, and the museum opened after their deaths in 1892. Among its collection are works by Canaletto and Goya and Sèvres porcelain. The show will run until Oct. 25.

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