I managed to pay a visit to the Yves Saint Laurent exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum in January, and finally got to upload some of the pictures I took from there.
(All pictures taken from my iPhone 6s)
One thing that stood out to me was how he uses fashion and couture to elevate the status of women, and empower and define the idea of what femininity means through the clothes they wear, defining a legacy along the way. In a way it reminds me a little of Coco Chanel too, how she used fashion to define the modern woman. That's something I find really powerful amongst iconic fashion designers.
It's interesting thinking about how much our clothes define us and how it gives us confidence and power. NPR's Invisibilia did an episode on that topic, titled "The Secret Emotional Life of Clothes". I've attached the link to that episode (61 mins) below. Worth a listen, especially as designers designing products that everyday people use.