What a night!

The air of anticipation was, and has been for weeks, intense.

Anyone who attended would consider the experience was well worthy of wearing their finery.

Who? What? How? “The friends of the Bowes Museum membership” is the best £24 you can invest.

You recieve notification of preview events and invitations. Access to the most stunning French Chateau (in and out of official opening hours) to view compelling exhibitions and meet interesting people from all walks of life.

Drinking wine. Discussing art.

Personally, I cannot think of anything better!

But to make it even more perfect, for an extra £20 last nights preview, hundreds of people were able to see the iconic images and outfits of the great YSL label.

An exhibition highlight for England. Champagne flowed. Even a buffet. A band. Sights and sounds.

Under those influences we were going to find the event stimulating! With so many impressive details to be found and enjoyed.

Personally, I am looking forward to returning with far fewer people in the way!

Yves Saint Laurent exhibition: 11th July – 25th October 2015, Bowes Museum. Barnard Castle.