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An incredible collection of Yves Saint Laurent’s designs, beautifully captured by the leading fashion photographers of the 20th century
Yves Saint Laurent: Icons of Fashion Design & Photography is a gorgeous homage to the uncrowned king of haute couture. Originally published in 1988, the book traces the success of Saint Laurent’s haute couture and ready-to-wear designs from 1962 to 1988 through the lens of the world’s leading fashion photographers, including Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, William Klein, and more. Inside, 135 photographs document Saint Laurent’s groundbreaking designs worn by the most beautiful women of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s: Audrey Hepburn, Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton, Mounia, and Veruschka. Saint Laurent was equipped with an infallible instinct for reading the aesthetic signs of the times, and this enabled him to have a profound effect on fashion. With an introduction by Marguerite Duras, this classic volume documents Saint Laurent’s ever-evolving artistry and the combined efforts of the world’s most talented fashion photographers, and is as beautiful and rewarding as one of Saint Laurent’s creations.
“A compelling assemblage of YSL couture and ready-to-wear pieces worn by fashion icons from the 60s through 80s (Audrey Hepburn, Veruschka) ties a bow on a career that still astonishes.”— Avenue Magazine
Marguerite Duras (1914–1996) was an acclaimed French writer and filmmaker.