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Decades of Style

Yves Saint Laurent (French, born Algeria, 1936 – 2008) for the House of Dior. “Refrain” Cocktail Dress, 1958. White silk surah printed with gray and black pebble pattern. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Iselin, Jr., 1959. Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Clothes tell the story of an age.

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Paris in Late Winter: Lighting the Salon Doré

Our sense of a space is often deeply influenced by the lighting that reveals it. 

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Indispensable: Ben Venom
"Indispensable" is a monthly series that asks the de Young’s Artists in Residence to explain a tool that they find essential to their work.
If the Sex Pistols had a sewing machine, it might have looked like this. 

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A Ladder to Heaven

Every culture tells a different story about what it means to die. 

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Divergence: Emerging Legacies

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Visit ARTWEAR at the de Young on May 1st and 2nd to meet a thriving community of local artisans who create one-of-a-kind jewelry and textiles, from handmade felt hats to earrings made from discarded books. We met three of these makers and asked them a few questions about their work, the museum, and what they're excited about in the world of craft and design.

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