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The exhibit opens March 25, but the museum allowed 9NEWS to get a sneak-preview of the unpacking and cataloging process.

Jill Desmond is the Associate Director of Exhibitions at the Denver Art Museum and explained the process of preparing for this display.

"Everything is being unpacked and conditioned by our conservators here at the Denver Art Museum as well as a team of conservators from Paris," Desmond said.

Denver is the only U.S. stop for the exhibition.

"The show premiered in Paris at the Petit Palais in 2010, and then it moved on to Madrid; itwas there this fall," Desmond said. "We are very lucky to have this show in Denver."

Yves Saint Laurent was a French fashion designer who started his work with Christian Dior, then started his own fashion house in the early 1960s. Desmond explains you do not have to own a YSL dress or even be all that interested in fashion, in order to appreciate the exhibition. Saint Laurent himself studied art.

"He was very interested in art of his time but also art history in general, " Desmond said. "There will be lots of references to this in the exhibition as well. "

Saint Laurent's most famous design is when he adapted a man's tuxedo for a woman, turning the pant suit into a closet staple for women today. He died in 2008 at the age of 71.

The exhibit opens on March 25 and goes through July 8. You can learn more by heading to the website:
www.denverartmuseum.org

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