My sister and niece visited this weekend and we took in the Yves St. Laurent Retrospective at the Denver Art Museum. What a show! I grew up hearing the name of this French clothing designer, but never appreciated his art and influence until now. The show exhibited over 200 of his creations over a 35-year career. He introduced pantsuits, jumpsuits, and leather garments in women’s fashions. Today’s women cannot even imagine life without these wardrobe essentials, and yet when St. Laurent started his career, women wore dresses, and only dresses. Denver is the only US city to host this show. What a coup for our Art Museum. And kudos to the folks who designed the exhibit. It too was a work of art in set design, lighting, and mood.
We also took in the Read My Pins exhibit of Madeline Albright, former Secretary of State under Bill Clinton. She extended her diplomacy to the pins she wore on any given day.
What does all this have to do with quilting you might wonder? And the answer is nothing at all. But it has to do with art and strong women and beauty and doing your very best work. All things that Quilters Newsletter stands for. A most wonderful day.