Yves Saint Laurent
- by Roxanne Lowit (Author), Pierre Bergé (Foreword)
- Thames & Hudson
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A gallery of dazzling backstage and portrait photography of Yves Saint Laurent.
“The book is a study of glamour, with yards of rich fabrics, enormous jewels and stunning designs.” ―TIME
“[An] inside look at . . . the legendary designer and his shows.” ―Harper’s Bazaar
“Stunning photographs of his couture creations worn by the top models of the day.” ―Architectural Digest
Yves Saint Laurent is a name synonymous with style, elegance, and high fashion. When he came on the scene at Dior and then started his own line, he quickly changed the way people regarded haute couture and the world of fashion itself. He revolutionized women’s evening wear when he introduced Le Smoking, a woman’s tuxedo, and made couture accessible to a younger generation.
Yves Saint Laurent is Roxanne Lowit’s personal photographic history of Saint Laurent, the man and the fashion, from 1978, the year she first met him, to the last show he gave in 2002. With contributions from YSL’s muses and admirers, including Catherine Deneuve, Betty Catroux, Lucie de la Falaise, Pat Cleveland, and Valerie Steele, this reduced format hardcover represents the backstage experience at YSL’s shows as Lowit saw them herself. Whether surrounded by beautiful models or peeking at the catwalk from the wings, every moment was a magnificent photo opportunity. Lowit shares magical moments of YSL with the world―intimate, social, absorbed in fashion―and creates a unique portrait of this towering figure of postwar couture.
200 illustrations, 50 in color