Since its announcement last year, the Denver Art Museum’s presentation of Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective (March 25-July 8, 2012) – an exhibition previously only on view in Paris and Madrid – fashion lovers have asked: “Why Denver?” In-the-know Denverites know the answer. For years, the Mile High City has been a hotbed for creativity, style and luxury – all aspects that the Yves Saint Laurent name has come to embody.

To showcase the city’s sense of style, VISIT DENVER has created three exclusive videos that highlight hidden gems, vibrant neighborhoods, innovative personalities and high-end shopping.

Mondo Guerra
Known to millions from his star turn as “Project Runway: Season 8” runner-up (and audience favorite), and current “Project Runway All Stars” contestant, this quirky Denver fashion designer raves about dining in the Highland neighborhood, cool public art, and the importance of a strong, homegrown fashion scene in Denver.

Tricia Hoke
A self-described “avant-garde fashion designer,” Tricia takes the viewer on a tour of her favorite South Broadway haunts, including Beatrice & Woodsley and Ironwood, finding natural inspiration at every turn.

Kristi Omdahl
This marketing professional gives a shopaholic’s guide to upscale retail experiences in Denver, including stops in the Cherry Creek Shopping District and Larimer Square.

Watch the videos.

About Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective
When: March 25 – July 8, 2012
Where: The Denver Art Museum
This internationally acclaimed exhibition showcases 40 years of creativity through a stunning selection of 200 haute couture outfits along with numerous photographs, drawings, and films that illustrate the development of Saint Laurent’s style and the historical foundations of his work. Denver is the only U.S. city to host the exhibition.

Book your trip to Denver with exclusive Yves Saint Laurent hotel packages and you’ll receive two VIP front-of-line tickets to Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective, two audio tours, and luxurious amenities for a stylish stay in the Mile High City. More info.

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