Decades after Coco Chanel invented the little black dress, her countryman Yves Saint Laurent gave women a somewhat more androgynous wardrobe staple. In 1966 the designer startled the fashion world with Le Smoking, a women’s tuxedo jacket, and continued to blaze trails until his retirement in 2002, whether with his Mondrian dress or his pioneering prêt-à-porter line. This retrospective revisits the milestones of YSL’s four-decade career, starting with his formative years at the House of Dior. Through July 8; www.denverartmuseum.org
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