One of the most influential and lauded designers of the 20th century, Yves Saint Laurent, died at his Paris residence on June 1. Yves Saint Laurent retired from designing back in 2002 after the YSL brand was purchased in 1999 by Gucci Group. As one of the most famed French designers of his time, turning menswear into sexy apparel for women, Laurent’s presence and fashion ingenuity will be greatly missed, but his memory will live on in his exquisite fashion label. In fact, an Yves Saint Laurent exhibition is slated to open at The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts later this month as a tribute to the house of YSL. The Montreal museum will stage a show of the late Laurent’s designs that have set a precedent in the fashion industry-establishing a new standard for femininity that transcends fashion.
The exhibition will run through September before moving to the San Francisco’s de Young Museum.