Books We Love – Yves Saint Laurent
By Florence Chenoune and Farid Muller
Being one of the most distinctive and influential designers of the twentieth century’s second half, Yves Saint Laurent is a force to be reckoned within the fashion industry. Alongside Coco Chanel, Christian Dior and Jeanne Lanvin, they redefined fashion and set new values for womenswear. With this in mind, it’s only natural to honor him with a book that tells us all about his historical career.
From his early days, when he used to work at Dior to the time Christian Dior died making him the head of the house, to the opening of his first ready-to-wear shop on the Rive Gauche and the debut of the Le Smoking tuxedo, everything – including the muses he adored such as Loulou de la Falaise and Catherine Deneuve – is revealed. With an introduction by Pierre Bergé, this book dives into the sources of inspiration that drove Yves Saint Laurent’s continuous creativity.