Style is Eternal

Yesterday was a glorious late summer’s day so we headed south over the moors to Bernard Castle and the Yves St Laurent exhibition at the Bowes Museum. Not exactly a boys day out but fun can be had by pushing the Fuji in the near dark. The results are more sinister than the curator or YSL might intend although not entirely inconsistent with Helmut Newton’s iconic street image of Le Smoking tuxedo. Whilst I was wandering about being ‘creative’, the good lady was entranced by the exhibits.

By good fortune the Mondrian Collection also provides a useful hook for this week’s photo challenge – grid:

YSL at the Bowes Museum ...

... Isn't elegance about completely forgetting what one is wearing.  Or, as in this case, completely forgetting to wear anything at all.

... Transparence

... Spectaculaire

... Transparence

... YSL



  1. Tish Farrell · September 20, 2015

    I love these sinister shots. It reminds one that the fashion industry has its insidious side, as well as some cracking designs.

    • northumbrianlight · September 21, 2015

      Thanks Tish – it was interesting to see that the models in the archive footage were not of the super-skinny variety and much more attractive as a consequence. They probably wouldn’t get the job these days.

  2. Su Leslie · September 20, 2015

    I tend to agree with Tish. I love the little splashes of red.

    • northumbrianlight · September 21, 2015

      Thanks Su – I can’t resist dabbling with Photoshop

      • Su Leslie · September 22, 2015

        I know that feeling!

  3. LaVagabonde · September 21, 2015

    Stylishly creepy, as only high fashion can be. 😉 Love it. While the exhibits were probably interesting, I’d probably be doing as you did.

    • northumbrianlight · September 21, 2015

      I imagine this is what a fashion show in perdition looks like 😉

  4. socialbridge · September 22, 2015

    WOW, such captivating photos.

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