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."
Author: Olivier Saillard,Dominique Veillon
This Behind-The-Scenes Look At Saint Laurent's first year as an independent designer provides an unprecedented portrait showing the hard work behind the fashion genius's early & meteoric rise.
Yves Saint Laurent 1962
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
Traces the history and influence of Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, the first luxury ready-to-wear collection produced by a couture fashion house, which first appeared in 1966 and affected the clothing available to high-level working women.
Author: Pierre Bergé,Jéromine Savignon
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Author: Lesley Ellis Miller
Publisher: Holmes & Meier Pub
Category: Social Science
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.
Author: Roxanne Lowit,Pierre Berge
Fashion changes but style endures, ";Coco Chanel knew what she was talking about: she used the transience of fashion to her advantage, revolutionising traditional women's fashion styles at the dawn of the 20th century. Since then, styles have changed and evolved with every passing season. But what is style, and what kinds of style are there? These are precisely the questions we answer in For the Love of Style. We showcase the best-known and exciting trends, from boho to preppy to the boy-friend look. Where did these trends come from, who influenced them and who perfected them? This style guide explains all of this and more, with inspiring pictures and detailed texts by Corinna Williams and Nina Zywietz. We also tell you how to build the perfect wardrobe: For the Love of Style shows the must-have pieces, from trench coats to sailor shirts, for every body type and budget, and shares styling tips to help you get in touch with your inner fashionista. AUTHORS: After studying international relations and diplomacy in Heidelberg and Paris and working a number of jobs, including stints at Google in Dublin, American Apparel and broadcaster Pro7 CORRINA WILLIAMS landed at Elle, where she spent nearly five years writing culture and lifestyle stories about trends in music, art, fashion, beauty, living and travel. NINA ZYWIETZ studied psychology and sociology in Wuppertal and Los Angeles, and after several stints with various agencies, landed in London, where she worked for a large communications agency in the fashion industry. ILLUSTRATION: 200 colour and b/w photos
Author: Corinna Williams,Nina Zywietz
Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company
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.
Author: David Teboul
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
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.
Author: Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni
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.
Author: Yves Saint Laurent
Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Group
Yves Saint Laurent is one of the world's most famous designers, who's haute couture collections have deeply marked society and revolutionized the image of women. All About Yves documents the life of this great designer, from his childhood, to the seminal moments of his career, up until his death in 2008. This one-of-a-kind book includes unseen sketches and photographs of Saint Laurent's key collections, as well as fascinating removable documents that include handwritten letters, paper dolls, contact sheets, magazines, and invitations. All About Yves was compiled in collaboration with the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent and is essential reading for those with a passion for YSL.
Author: Catherine Ormen
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Through a playful series of alphabetical vignettes, Manolo Blahn�k reveals his ideas and inspirations in newly photographed examples of shoes and whimsical drawings. The shoes of Manolo Blahn�k have been called "magical totems of success and femininity" (The Guardian) and boast a cult following of devotees the world over. With their sleek elegance and distinctive fashion edge, "Manolos" are at once fascinating and timeless, their design a beautiful combination of chic, playfulness, and flair. This book explores the creativity and influences of this modern master through an alphabetical chronicle of the designer's loves and inspiration. Blahn�k's alphabet gives insight into the art and craftsmanship of shoemaking and includes whimsical musings on his relationships with figures such as Anna Piaggi, Loulou de la Falaise, and Diana Vreel∧ the inspiration he draws from works by Goya, Zurbar�n, Picasso, Barbara Hepworth, and Zaha Hadid; and his admiration for fellow designers such as Azzedine Ala�a, Balenciaga, and Yves Saint Laurent. These highly personal anecdotes--drawn from conversations between Blahn�k and the author and accompanied by original sketches and new photography--offer the reader a rare opportunity to learn the vision behind the shoes as told by a fashion legend. The book-- which will accompany a traveling global exhibition-- is introduced by an illustrated essay, which describes the designer's illustrious forty-five-year career in the fashion industry.
Author: Cristina Carrillo de Albornoz Fisac
Before the outbreak of WWII, French fashion represented the very pinnacle of style, and French women the epitome of chic. At home and abroad, couturiers wealthy clients eagerly awaited the latest collections, and design houses throughout the world looked to Paris for inspiration. Unparalleled for glamour and elegance, all things French were noted and emulated - and especially French fashion. One morning in September 1939, into this idyllic world of haute couture and Caf society came the shattering experience of war, followed by the German Occupation. French women, determined not to give way to the inevitable austerities, sought innovation: hats made from blotting paper or newspapers - the latter signalling political allegiances - and blouses made out of parachute silk, often obtained through dubious means. Not only did life go on, but creativity flourished - culottes, which enabled stylish bicycle journeys, became the vogue, and couturiers capitalized on deprivation with wit - dubbing designs Coal and Black Coffee, or naming an entire collection after Mtro stops. Fashion under the Occupation provides the only in-depth history of these blackest years in French history, long overlooked by fashion history because of the impoverished industry and deprivations that affected design. Widely acknowledged as the authoritative work on fashion during this period, it is available in English for the first time and will be essential reading for anyone interested in fashion, French cultural history, and particularly the German Occupation of France.
Author: Dominique Veillon
Publisher: Berg Publishers
The Art of Couture Sewing is a practical guide to custom techniques in the construction of couture garments. Beginning with a brief history of haute couture, the book covers tools and supplies then discusses matching fabrics with the appropriate needle, thread, pressing, and construction techniques. The types of closures, hems and finishes used in couture as well as basic draping techniques are discussed. The text is filled with step-by-step techniques along with clear instructions and illustrations. Nudelman covers many embellishment techniques, including beading, embroidering, and fine stitching with added sections on shisha, couching, eyelet overcasting and ribbon rosette stitches. Highly illustrated with photographs of couture designs as well as close-ups of finishes and details, The Art of Couture Sewing will inspire the design of high-quality garments using couture techniques. New to this edition ~Expanded coverage of corset history, design, and construction ~New chapter on constructing large skirts including trains, hoop skirts, and petticoats ~Updated fashion photographs and new illustrations throughout the book Features ~End-of-chapter biographies discuss notable designers and their couture techniques, such as Paul Poiret, Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Jean-Paul Gaultier, and Vera Wang ~More than 1,300 color photos and illustrations
Author: Zoya Nudelman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
"In Eternity Dress (2013), a garment is tailor-made in front of a live audience...A glorious ode to fashion, Impossible Wardrobes presents and elevates couture to a veritable art form." --
Author: Olivier Saillard,Tilda Swinton
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
A dazzling examination of the two designers behind the most iconic and glamorous fashions of the 1970s
Fashioning the '70s
Author: Patricia Mears,Emma McClendon
Discover the inspirational world of global street styles and the fascinating stories behind them, accompanied by hundreds of stunning photographs. Filled with eye-catching images of 100 styles from around the globe, The World Atlas of Street Fashion is a celebration of those who dare to think differently. Written by acclaimed fashion historian Caroline Cox, The World Atlas of Street Fashion celebrates the invention and creativity to be found in fashion all around the globe. From the Chinese skinheads of Beijing to the feminist funkeiras of São Paolo, the raggare of Stockholm to the Junglists of Whistler, this is world street style as you've never seen it before. Organized geographically by continent, this book examines street style in all its international diversity, by tracing the many and varied ways in which it has developed in different regions of the world, from the streets to the catwalk. From the famous to the niche, the rebellious to the downright revolutionary, The World Atlas of Street Fashion offers a ground-breaking portrait of world street style.
Author: Caroline Cox
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley