Founded by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge in 1961, shortly after the young couturier left his position at Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent would soon become one of the most successful and influential haute couture houses in Paris.
Innovations and iconic creations
With the introduction of Le Smoking, the first tuxedo suit for women in 1966, Saint Laurent also presented iconic art-inspired creations: from Mondrian dresses to precious Van Gogh embroideries and the famous Ballets Russes collection.
An in-depth exploration
This definitive publication begins with a brief history of the fashion house, followed by a brief biographical profile of Yves Saint Laurent. Then the collections themselves are explored, organized chronologically. Each collection is introduced with a short text revealing its influences and highlights, illustrated with a gallery of carefully selected catwalk images. These show hundreds of spectacular garments, details, accessories, beauty looks and set designs - and, of course, the top models who wore them on the catwalk.
Closing the book
An extensive reference section rounds out the book, making it an essential resource for anyone interested in Yves Saint Laurent's rich history and enduring legacy in the fashion world.