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The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York presents a new exhibition dedicated to outstanding designers Yves Saint Laurent and Roy Halston. What is the connection between the two? It must be their boundless talent and the time they lived in – the 1970s. The decade of disco and glamour became defining for both of them. America’s darling and Studio 54’s regular, Roy Halston used to create outfits for Elizabeth Taylor, Lisa Minnelli and Bianca Jagger. It is difficult to imagine the 1970s without flowing elegant dresses by Halston. As for Yves Saint Laurent, the disco decade was all about feminine Belle Epoque creations – the iconic looks influenced by menswear and bright ethnic motifs. The visitors to the exhibition will see how differently the two great designers reinterpreted the 1970s. Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the ‘70s will be open from 6 February till 18 April, 2015.

2-6-2015 11-49-22 PM Halston, left, 1982, Saint Laurent, right, 1978.

2-6-2015 11-48-04 PM

Halston. On the left, fur coat, 1981, dress, 1975; blue silk jersey dress, right, 1972 and white sequined evening dress from 1974.

2-10-2015 1-41-46 PMYSL menswear for women. Groundbreaking at the time! L to R, 1967, 1982, 1968.

2-10-2015 1-42-40 PMHalston. Left from 1981, the red silk organza gown “American Beauty Rose,” right, 1980.

2-10-2015 1-43-43 PM Silver mesh bra by Elsa Peretti for Halston, 1975.

2-10-2015 1-44-38 PM YSL gowns. The center is a signature YSL look from 1976.

2-10-2015 1-45-16 PMHaston white sequined evening dress from 1974.

2-10-2015 1-42-10 PM A striped Halston gown, 1975, next to a beaded and sequined-trimmed YSL, 1965.

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