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Sketched Nov. 3, 2016

I’ve been telling my friends to go see the Yves Saint Laurent exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum. The show, a career retrospective of one of the most influential fashion designers of the last 50 years, isn’t only a feast for the eyes.

As good art exhibits do, it makes you think. In this case, about the power of fashion to shape how we see each other.

Saint Laurent, for instance, helped blur the lines of gender-based fashion, creating pantsuits for women and making it acceptable for men to reveal their feminine side. With his ready-to-wear line, the French designer also brought fashion to the masses, stating that “you no longer have to be rich to have style.”

If you go, the exhibit is up through Jan. 8. For more information, visit http://ysl.site.seattleartmuseum.org/.