"Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style" will showcase pieces from the fashion designer's 44 year-career in the industry including his works which were inspired by such artists as Picasso and Mondrian.

SAM director and CEO Kimerly Rorschach commented that the exhibition: "will reveal the man behind the artist and how he embodied the vibrant times in which he lived.''

"There is no other fashion designer of his time who had the far-ranging impact that he did."

Pierre Bergé, the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent president said:"Yves Saint Laurent was the first living couturier to be given a retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1983, curated by Diana Vreeland. More than 30 years later, this exhibition presented at the Seattle Art Museum is further evidence of the continuing influence of his work on today's fashion."

"Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style" will be on view at SAM from October 11, 2016–January 17, 2017 as well as the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts May 7–August 26, 2017.