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.