Vogue on Yves Saint Laurent

Author: Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613128223

Category: Design

Page: 160

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Originally born in Algeria, Yves Saint Laurent moved to Paris when he was 18, and only three years later he was handpicked by Christian Dior to take the reins as designer of his fashion house. Over time, Saint Laurent resurrected haute couture from the casual mores that predominated in the 1960s, but also offered chic cachet to ready-to-wear clothing. He was among the earliest of designers to incorporate non-European references into his work, and in 1983 he became the first living designer to be feted with a solo exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Vogue on Yves Saint Laurent is a stellar volume in the series from the editors of British Vogue, featuring 20,000 words of original biography and history and studded with more than 80 images from their unique archive of images taken by leading photographers.
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Yves Saint Laurent

A Biography

Author: Alice Rawsthorn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780006383963

Category: Costume design

Page: 405

View: 4468

An in-depth analysis of the business empire set up by Yves Saint Laurent's lover Pierre Berge and an insight into the life of a tragic 20th-century genius.
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Vogue on Cristobal Balenciaga

Author: Sue Irvine,Susan Irvine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849493116

Category: Fashion designers

Page: 160

View: 8377

Christian Dior called Balenciaga 'the master of us all', while Coco Chanel claimed that he alone was 'a couturier in the truest sense of the word . . . the others are simply fashion designers'. In the Fifties he revolutionised women's silhouette, experimenting with the semi-fitted shape, the sack dress, the cocoon and the babydoll. His innovative designs were famously easy to wear, with one diplomat's wife quipping that she could play golf in her Balenciaga gown. In the Sixties, despite the waning power of couture, he created some of his most imaginative clothes, culminating in the bold, fluid lines of his last two collections. Always something of an enigma, he preferred to let his clothes speak for themselves.
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Vogue on Ralph Lauren

Author: Kathleen Baird-Murray

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613127782

Category: Design

Page: 160

View: 904

Ralph Lauren’s designs vividly embody the American Dream, and he has risen to become one of the world’s foremost fashion designers. His genius lies in his innate skill for interpreting key cultural elements of Americana—whether from folk art or the preppy world of Hamptons’ socialites or Navajo motifs—and encapsulating them in appealing garments. Also a natural fit with Hollywood, he has designed costumes for films such as The Great Gatsby (1974) and Annie Hall and created countless looks for stars on the red carpet. From his ubiquitous, equestrian-tagged Polo shirts to his American-country-club take on upper-class Englishness, his skill in making aspiration accessible is second to none. Vogue on Ralph Lauren is a volume from the series created by the editors of British Vogue, featuring 20,000 words of original biography and history and studded with more than 80 images from their unique archive of photos taken by leading photographers including Bruce Weber, Patrick Demarchelier, and Mario Testino.
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The Private World of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berg

Author: N.A

Publisher: Vendome Press

ISBN: 9780865652514

Category: Design

Page: 280

View: 4044

One of the most talented and influential couturiers of his time, Yves Saint Laurent began his career as Christian Dior’s protégé and went on to become a legendary arbiter of twentieth-century style. Saint Laurent’s extraordinary taste went well beyond the world of fashion, and in this lavish volume, the eight splendid homes he shared with friend and lifelong business partner Pierre Bergé are presented in immaculate detail. Notoriously shy, the designer and Bergé lived in luxury, surrounded by incomparable collections of furniture and art. From the serene interiors of their apartment on the Rue Babylone to the incandescent beauty of the Villa Majorelle in Marrakech, Bergé and Saint Laurent’s sensibilities come alive. Taken after Saint Laurent’s death in 2008, Ivan Terestchenko’s photographs capture these exquisite surroundings in full, showcasing nineteenth-century French décor, important paintings by modern and Romantic artists, and masterpieces of furniture, sculpture, and silver ranging from the Renaissance to the Art Deco era. Though the homes presented here are now empty,The Private World of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergéis a testament to a rare union of passion, elegance, and supreme connoisseurship. “The quintessence of very grand and highly personal French taste.” --Le Figaro “As he did with fashion, Yves seized at one moment in time, a taste that was in the air, only to show his mastery. During the 1970s exoticism and Marrakech were currents in the air and St. Laurent became the authority. He was interested in Art Deco before it became fashionable, even before Andy Warhol and Karl Lagerfeld . . . St Laurent’s and Bergé’s taste is an expression of a culture and is always a story. When they decorated a house it was no longer an ordinary house: it became a story to tell.”--Jacques Grange “Takes readers . . . inside all eight of the couple's spectacular homes, from Paris to Marrakech.”--Elle Decor “Some of the most influential interiors of our time.”--Town & Country “(A) beautiful glimpse into their private world.”--Habitually Chic “A visually stunning book about a richly layered lifestyle built over the course of 40-plus years.”--Home Design with Kevin Sharkey “(An) amazing book.”--Decorati Access Interior Design Magazine “You'll agree that this is a book with which you will be enchanted. And if a little of that YSL flair rubs off on us, all the better.”--The Peak of Chic “Terestchenko’s photographs beautifully capture the opulence and eclecticism of their dwellings.”--Clear “In this lavish volume, the eight splendid homes . . . are presented in immaculate detail.”--California Home + Design “Sumptuously showcase(s) the eight immaculately designed homes (of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé).”--Elle “A stunning book.” ~ESFN FEATURED ON THE TODAY SHOW: Holiday Guide: Find the Perfect Book for Each Person on Your List (http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/33508940/ns/today-holiday_guide/#34431010)
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Yves Saint Laurent

Author: Jéromine Savignon,Bernard Blistène,Florence Müller,Farid Chenoune,Musée du Petit Palais (Paris, France)

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 385

View: 8933

Yves Saint Laurent was an artist who worked in the sphere of fashion, and whose entire life was devoted to a quest for perfection. His entire creative output is featured in this book
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Vogue on Coco Chanel

Author: Bronwyn Cosgrave

Publisher: Quadrille Publishing

ISBN: 9781849491112

Category: Fashion designers

Page: 158

View: 7780

She arrived on the fashion scene when feathers, lace and ostentatious beads were favourites, and proceeded to re-invent couture using new materials, like jersey, for outfits that were suitable for everyday wear yet still elegant. With original illustrations and images from celebrated photographers, such as Cecil Beaton, Bronwyn Cosgrave, this book traces the story of Coco Chanel's iconic designs and glamorous, racy life. In 1921 Coco opened her Chanel boutique in Paris - still a destination store today - and launched her first perfume, Chanel No.5. Perhaps her most important contribution to the fashion world was the simple, much-imitated 'little black dress' which made its debut in 1926. Other landmark creations include the Chanel suit and the quilted handbag. A testament to her lasting influence, these legendary designs remain as popular today as when they first appeared.
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Yves Saint Laurent

The Perfection of Style

Author: Florence Muller

Publisher: Skira Rizzoli

ISBN: 9780847849420

Category:

Page: 168

View: 7355

An intimate look at the famed designer and his work, revealing his artistic process and influence. Modernizing haute couture. Pioneering high-end ready-to-wear. Bringing masculine ease to women s clothing. Legendary fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent s reputation precedes him but what of the man behind the work? Fashion historian and YSL expert Florence Muller traces Saint Laurent s career, from aspiring designer to Christian Dior s protege to director of his own fashion house from 1961 until 2002. The book emphasizes the designer s creative process his inspirations, the conception and fabric selection, the various stages of fitting and production and takes the reader behind the scenes of the atelier. Also featured are original sketches, runway shots, and never-before-published photographs of Saint Laurent at work, as well as new photography of iconic YSL designs from the exhibition, including the first Tuxedo pantsuit (1966), the Safari tunic (1968), the Mondrian dress (1965), and the Wesselmann dress (1966). The book also includes a 1991 interview from" Le Figaro" with the late designer. This focused exploration shows how Saint Laurent s radical clothes for the modern woman presented here in gorgeous detail continue to inspire fashion lovers and fans of art and design for their innovation and perfection of style."
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Vogue on Hubert de Givenchy

Author: Drusilla Beyfus

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613128215

Category: Design

Page: 160

View: 7280

The fashion aesthetic of handsome, aristocratic Hubert de Givenchy combined the traditions of haute couture--creative, luxurious, and perfectionist--with a modern entrepreneurial sensibility. In a career spanning 40 years, he created the most glamorous of evening dresses, developed the influential "sack" dress, and produced debonair daytime suits that have never gone out of fashion. He also famously defined the sartorial image of Audrey Hepburn--both onscreen and off--designing the little black dress for Breakfast at Tiffany's. Created by the editors of British Vogue, Vogue on Hubert de Givenchy features biography and history studded with more than 80 images from their unique archive of images taken by leading photographers such as Irving Penn, Patrick Demarchelier, and Cecil Beaton.
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Yves Saint Laurent

Author: Roxanne Lowit,Pierre Berge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500517604

Category: Design

Page: 208

View: 2260

Presents a photographic history of the legendary fashion designer and his creations from 1978, the year the photographer first met him, to the last show he gave in 2002.
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Vogue on Calvin Klein

Author: Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni

Publisher: Quadrille Publishing

ISBN: 9781849499705

Category: Design

Page: 160

View: 6883

In Vogue on Calvin Klein fashion journalist Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni explores Calvin Klein's creation of one of the greatest fashion brands of today. With his easy and timeless, classic yet sensual designs, Calvin Klein created a fashion brand that made understated, all-American glamour his own – at the same time as building a vast billion-dollar empire that includes everything from underwear to perfume and pillows. His style was so influential that Vogue announced: 'if you were around a hundred years from now and wanted a definite picture of the American look, you'd study Calvin Klein.' His stylish and provocative campaigns, and use of celebrities has changed the face of American advertising.
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Yves Saint Laurent 5, Avenue Marceau, 75116 Paris , France

Author: David Teboul

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 540

View: 3766

Follows the fashion couturier's preparations for his 2002 spring collections as documented in his upcoming film, providing never-before-published quotes, photographs from his early years, and pages from his mother's scrapbook.
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Vogue on Gianni Versace

Author: Charlotte Sinclair

Publisher: Quadrille Publishing

ISBN: 9781849495530

Category: Design

Page: 160

View: 8158

Gianni Versace created a fashion house that defined late twentieth-century glamour, invented the supermodel, and sanctioned in the public consciousness a supremely self-assured feminine sexuality. His debut line in 1978 was instantly successful; in the Eighties, his extravagant designs and his vision of powerful women defined the era, and culminated in the Nineties with the supermodel phenomenon - his designs worn by those glamazons who featured on every Vogue cover. The book reveals how the more brazen elements of his design - the jewelled embroidery, the bondage straps, the safety-pin gowns - were predicated on supremely skilled tailoring, deft use of materials, and innovative techniques. Alongside are Vogue's eye-witness accounts of the Versace lifestyle - the palazzos and parties, the art, the celebrity friends. Vogue on Gianni Versace is a celebration of a designer and a house that, in only 19 years, came to dominate the catwalk and the red carpet.
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Loulou & Yves

The Untold Story of Loulou de La Falaise and the House of Saint Laurent

Author: Christopher Petkanas

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250161428

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 1063

No one interested in fashion, style, or the high-flying intrigues of café society will want to miss the exuberantly entertaining oral biography Loulou & Yves: The Untold Story of Loulou de La Falaise and the House of Saint Laurent, by Christopher Petkanas. Dauntless,“in the bone” style made Loulou de La Falaise one of the great fashion firebrands of the twentieth century. Descending in a direct line from Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli, she was celebrated at her death in 2011, aged just sixty-four, as the “highest of haute bohemia,” a feckless adventuress in the art of living—and the one person Yves Saint Laurent could not live without. Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008) was the most influential designer of his times; possibly also the most neurasthenic. In an exquisitely intimate, sometimes painful personal and professional relationship, Loulou de La Falaise was his creative right hand, muse, alter ego and the virtuoso behind all the devastatingly flamboyant accessories that were a crucial component of the YSL “look.” For thirty years, until his retirement in 2002, Yves relied on Loulou to inspire him with the tilt of her hat, make him laugh and talk him off the ledge—the enchanted formula that brought him from one historic collection to the next. “Her presence at my side is a dream,” Yves declares in Loulou & Yves. “I trust her reactions. Sometimes they are violent but always positive... I bounce ideas off her and they come back clearer and things begin to happen.” Yves’s many tributes shape Loulou’s memory, as if everything there was to know about this fugitive, Giacometti-like figure could be told by her clanking bronze cuffs, towering fur toques, the turquoise boulders on her fingers and her working friendship with the man who put women in pants. But parallel to this storyline runs another, darker one, lifting the veil on Loulou, a classic “number two” with a contempt for convention, and exposing the underbelly of fashion at its highest level. Behind Yves’s encomiums are a pair of aristocrat parents—Loulou’s shiftless French father and menacingly chic English mother—who abandoned her to a childhood of foster care and sexual abuse straight out of “Les Misérables”; Loulou’s recurring desperation to leave Yves and go out on her own; and the grandiose myths surrounding her family. Loulou felt that her life had been kidnapped by the operatic workings of the House of Saint Laurent, and in her last years danced with financial ruin. Delving beyond the “official” version of her life, Loulou & Yves unspools an elusive fashion idol—nymphomaniacal, heedless and up to her bracelets in coke and Boizel champagne—at the core of what used to be called “le beau monde.” On the theory that everyone loves a cocktail party, Loulou & Yves traces her life chronologically through the charming literary device of oral biography, in which the spoken memories of more than two hundred “voices”—husbands, lovers, extended family, friends, enemies, slightly less bitter detractors, colleagues, groupies, pundits, and hangers-on—are seamlessly interwoven with those of Yves and Loulou themselves. Readers mingle at the party as invited guests, listening in on Andy Warhol and Karl Lagerfeld and collecting clues from Mick Jagger and Tom Ford as the narrative unfolds. Topping the A-list of figures who tell Loulou’s story in their own words, uncensored, are Cecil Beaton, Diana Vreeland, Thadée Klossowski, Robert Mapplethorpe, Helmut Newton, Hubert de Givenchy, Manolo Blahnik, Diane von Furstenberg, Elsa Peretti, Betty Catroux, John Richardson, Alber Elbaz, Christian Louboutin, Grace Coddington, Ben Brantley, Bruce Chatwin, Lady Annabel Goldsmith, André Leon Talley, and Pierre Bergé. In a fluent round of sparkling conversation, author Christopher Petkanas brings them all together for a party that swirls around one of the most scintillating women the fashion world has ever known. “She’s the sounding board,” Yves rhapsodizes of his second self in Loulou & Yves, a sweeping, waspish work of fashion and social history. “She’s never wrong.”
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Vogue on Jean Paul Gaultier

Author: Carolyn Asome

Publisher: Quadrille Publishing

ISBN: 9781849499699

Category: Design

Page: 160

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Seen as an enfant terrible when he first burst on to the fashion scene, Jean Paul Gaultier retains this 'bad boy' image while garnering respect for his mastery of classical cutting and tailoring techniques. From his first Paris show in 1976, to Madonna's corsets for her Blonde Ambition tour, and dressing celebrities for the red carpet, he has moved seamlessly between mainstream popular culture and launching a successful haute couture label – plus ready-to-wear, perfume, and kidswear. With stunning images from the pages of Vogue by photographers like Mario Testino, his avant-garde creations and cutting-edge designs reveal Gaultier's unerring instinct for how women want to dress.
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Yves Saint Laurent Colouring Book

Author: Yves Saint Laurent

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781406333824

Category:

Page: 40

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A unique colouring book of previously unpublished Yves Saint Laurent sketches.
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Yves Saint Laurent and Fashion Photography

Author: Yves Saint Laurent

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 232

View: 1197

The world's most talented photographers and prestigious models grace the pages of this classic volume that celebrates Yves Saint Laurent's illustrious career, reprinted in a smaller format on the eve of his fortieth anniversary. From pret-a-porter to haute couture, from the runway to the studio to the earth's most exotic settings, images from nearly fifty photographers, including Richard Avedon, Horst, Peter Lindbergh, Duane Michals, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, Francesco Scavullo, Snowdon, and Bruce Weber bring YSL's renowned creations to glorious life. One of the few designers who has brought fashion to the level of an art, Yves Saint Laurent has amassed a body of work that speaks to every woman who appreciates beauty. Documenting a career of history-making photography and design, this classic volume displays not only that broad appeal and ingenuity, but the combined efforts of the world's most talented fashion photographers in a book that is as beautiful and rewarding as one of Yves Saint Laurent's creations.
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Yves Saint Laurent: The Scandal Collection, 1971

Author: Olivier Saillard,Dominique Veillon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781419724657

Category:

Page: 176

View: 2036

On January 21, 1971, couturier Yves Saint Laurent presented his Spring-Summer haute couture collection. Inspired by the garments of the war years, the collection included short dresses, platform shoes, square shoulders, and exaggerated makeup. The show caused an outrage among the public, the critics, and the press alike, earning it the title of Paris s ugliest collection. Nevertheless, the haute couture designs of the runway made their way to the boulevards, giving full sway to the retro trend that quickly conquered the streets. "Yves Saint Laurent: The Scandal Collection, 1971" offers a behind-the-scenes look at the influential collection that drew fire in the fashion world from the collection s inspiration to the press coverage that followed. Beautifully illustrated and documented with well-researched essays, this book is enriched with personal interviews and archival photographs of the show, the models, the designs, and the textile and print samples, as well as sketches and international press clippings."
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The Beautiful Fall

Fashion, Genius, and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris

Author: Alicia Drake

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 0316068926

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 9289

"Deliciously dramatic... The Beautiful Fall crackles with excitement."-New York Times Book Review In the 1970s, Paris fashion exploded like a champagne bottle left out in the sun. Amid sequins and longing, celebrities and aspirants flocked to the heart of chic, and Paris became a hothouse of revelry, intrigue, and searing ambition. At the center of it all were fashion's most beloved luminaries - Yves Saint Laurent, the reclusive enfant terrible, and Karl Lagerfeld, the flamboyant freelancer with a talent for reinvention - and they divided Paris into two fabulous halves. Their enduring rivalry is chronicled in this dazzling exposé of an era: of social ambitions, shared obsessions, and the mesmerizing quest for beauty. "Fascinating." -New York Times "Addictive." -Philadelphia Inquirer "It's like US Weekly, 1970s style." -Gotham "A story constructed as exquisitely as a couture dress. . . . It moves stylishly forward, with frequent over-the-shoulder glances at some very dishy background." -Boston Globe
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Dior by Yves Saint Laurent

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781614285991

Category: Fashion design

Page: 300

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The second volume in an unprecedented series of books devoted to each designer of the prestigious house of Dior since its inception, Dior by Yves Saint Laurent encompasses Yves Saint Laurent's most iconic haute couture creations for the renowned house, from the Trapeze silhouette of his debut Spring-Summer 1958 collection to the beatnik inspiration for Fall-Winter 1960. Featuring a wealth of stunning photographs by Laziz Hamani and expressive text by Saint Laurent biographer Laurence Benaïm, this monumental volume provides profound insight into Saint Laurent's inspirations, influences, and vision for the evolution of the house of Dior.
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