Yves Saint Laurent: The Scandal Collection, 1971

Author: Olivier Saillard,Dominique Veillon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781419724657


Page: 176

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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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Yves Saint Laurent 1962

Author: N.A

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated


Category: Design

Page: 125

View: 7570

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.
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Saint Laurent Rive Gauche

Fashion Revolution

Author: Pierre Bergé,Jéromine Savignon

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419703102

Category: Design

Page: 160

View: 3923

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.
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Yves Saint Laurent

A Biography

Author: Alice Rawsthorn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780006383963

Category: Costume design

Page: 405

View: 9185

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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Cristóbal Balenciaga

Author: Lesley Ellis Miller

Publisher: Holmes & Meier Pub

ISBN: 9780841913448

Category: Social Science

Page: 95

View: 2458

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Yves Saint Laurent

Author: Roxanne Lowit,Pierre Berge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500517604

Category: Design

Page: 208

View: 7957

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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For the Love of Style

Author: Corinna Williams,Nina Zywietz

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company

ISBN: 9783832733704

Category: Design

Page: 220

View: 8339

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
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Yves Saint Laurent 5, Avenue Marceau, 75116 Paris , France

Author: David Teboul

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated


Category: Art

Page: 540

View: 9239

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 Yves Saint Laurent

Author: Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613128223

Category: Design

Page: 160

View: 8978

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 and Fashion Photography

Author: Yves Saint Laurent

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Group


Category: Photography

Page: 232

View: 1944

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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The World of Anna Sui

Author: Tim Blanks

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 168335026X

Category: Design

Page: 288

View: 8426

Anna Sui is one of New York’s most beloved and accomplished fashion designers, known for creating contemporary original clothing inspired by spectacular amounts of research into vintage styles and cultural arcana. She is especially famous for her textile prints. Sui joined New York’s intensely creative cultural underground in the 1970s, forging important relationships in the worlds of fashion, photography, art, music, and design. The World of Anna Sui looks at Sui’s eclectic career as a designer and artist, both through her clothing and studio. Through interviews with fashion journalist Tim Blanks, the book explores Sui’s lifelong engagement with fashion archetypes—the rocker, the schoolgirl, the punk, the goth, the bohemian—and reveals their inspiration and influence. Complete with detailed photographs of garments, sketches, moodboards, runway shots, and cultural ephemera, The World of Anna Sui is an inside look at this iconic New York designer with a worldwide cult following.
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All About Yves

Author: Catherine Ormen

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781786271242

Category: Design

Page: 128

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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.
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Yves Saint Laurent

The Perfection of Style

Author: Florence Muller

Publisher: Skira Rizzoli

ISBN: 9780847849420


Page: 168

View: 2164

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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Manolo Blahnik: the Art of Shoes

A Catalogue

Author: Cristina Carrillo de Albornoz Fisac

Publisher: Skira

ISBN: 9780847858972


Page: 128

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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.
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Fashion under the occupation

Author: Dominique Veillon

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 9781859735435

Category: Design

Page: 205

View: 9711

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.
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The Art of Couture Sewing

Author: Zoya Nudelman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1609018311

Category: Design

Page: 456

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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
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The Impossible Wardrobe

Author: Olivier Saillard,Tilda Swinton

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847841766

Category: Design

Page: 312

View: 320

"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." --
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Yves Saint Laurent + Halston

Fashioning the '70s

Author: Patricia Mears,Emma McClendon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300211511

Category: Art

Page: 184

View: 2235

A dazzling examination of the two designers behind the most iconic and glamorous fashions of the 1970s
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Murder in the City

New York, 1910-1920

Author: Wilfried Kaute

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250128706

Category: History

Page: 244

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When night falls on New York, the shadows are everywhere and death wears many faces. How the victims leave their bodies is deeply personal, but the witnesses to their death and the factors that brought it about belong to the public world—a somber world which is encapsulated in this gruesome survey of crime and violence in the 1910s. Parts of the city that are today among its trendiest neighborhoods were once the battlegrounds of evil forces, which left their mark in unforgettable ways. Here, newspaper clippings, police reports and testimonies are placed alongside the scenes that they describe, fleshing them out and giving life to the departed. Complete with an introduction from German actor and writer Joe Bausch, this book is a must for anyone who has ever anxiously imagined how dark an activity like dying can be—and isn’t that everyone?
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The World Atlas of Street Fashion

Author: Caroline Cox

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 9781784722425

Category: Design

Page: 400

View: 4876

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.
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