Dedicated followers of fashion are invited to examine the history of one of the 20th century’s most influential designers.
The exhibition, entitled Yves Saint Laurent: Designer In Focus, opens at Platt Hall's Gallery of Costume on Wednesday September 14 and runs until New Year's Eve.
The free exhibition, which will open at the gallery based in Platt Fields Park off Oxford Road, features 14 of the French designer's outfits, representing crucial points in his career.
These include items from the 1958 trapeze line, the 1965 Mondrian collection - inspired by the 1920s Dutch abstract artist - the 1968 safari look and the 1976 Russian collection.
Saint Laurent, who moved to Paris after being born in French Algeria, took over the Dior fashion house aged just 21 following the death of Christian Dior, but opened his own house in 1961.
The designs he created up until his retirement in 2002 became iconic and although he died in 2008 his fashion house lives on. Visitors to the exhibition can also see more recent outfits by successors Tom Ford and Stefano Pilati.
All of the pieces in the exhibition belong to the Gallery of Costume's collection, with many being recent acquisitions.
The gallery houses the largest collection of British clothing and international fashion outside London, including 23,000 items from the 17th century to the present day. It reopened in 2010 following a £1 million renovation project funded by Manchester City Council.
Councillor Mike Amesbury, Manchester City Council's executive member for culture and leisure, said: "This is the latest incredible exhibition to open at the Costume Gallery at Platt Hall, which houses some amazing items including the dress designed for and worn by Audrey Hepburn.
"The gallery is a key tourist attraction bringing visitors to the city, as well as a wonderful community resource offering educational opportunities for schools and students and a workshop space for community groups."