March 3, 2024

Free Admission to Yves Saint Laurent Exhibition for State Employees

The following is a message from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe:


June 29, 2017



Dear State Employees,

I am pleased to announce that Commonwealth of Virginia state employees can receive free admission to Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style, the acclaimed exhibition on view at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts until August 27, 2017.

Yves Saint Laurent showcases how our exceptional state art museum continues to develop and offer outstanding exhibitions that allow us to learn about different styles of art and cultures.  I don’t want any of you to miss this amazing opportunity.


Drawn from the unparalleled collection of the Paris-based Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent and other private collections, Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style offers an intimate and comprehensive look at the lifetime achievement of Saint Laurent, one of history’s most radical and influential fashion designers. The VMFA exhibition recreates the fast-paced sights and sounds of the fashion runway.


As we look to the extended July 4th holiday and beyond, VMFA invites employees across Virginia to come visit as part of their summer activities.  While admission to VMFA’s permanent collection is free every day of the year, some special exhibitions, such as Yves Saint Laurent, require a fee. To claim your free ticket to see the Yves Saint Laurent exhibit, present your employee identification card at the Visitor Services desk in the VMFA lobby. Your family members can purchase tickets at a 20 percent discount. Regular ticket prices are $22 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $10 for college students and children ages 7-17. Tickets are free for VMFA members and children ages 6 and younger.


As part of this special offer, you can present your employee identification card for a 10 percent discount on purchases in Best Café, Amuse restaurant, and the VMFA Shop until August 27, 2017.


The VMFA is a cultural icon in our Commonwealth, and we want to give you the option to experience this spectacular Yves Saint Laurent exhibition and take advantage of the other amazing works of art in the museum.


I hope you will visit VMFA soon.



Governor Terry McAuliffe




About Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style

Featuring 100 examples of haute couture and ready-to-wear garments–some never shown publicly before–this exhibition reveals Saint Laurent’s artistic genius, as well as his working process, and the sources of his design inspiration. VMFA is the only East Coast venue for the exhibition, which has been organized by the Seattle Art Museum in partnership with the Paris-based Foundation.


For additional information about Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style click here