Yves Saint Laurent

A Biography

Author: Alice Rawsthorn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780006383963

Category: Costume design

Page: 405

View: 1921

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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Yves Saint Laurent

A Biography

Author: Alice Rawsthorn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780788169229

Category:

Page: 405

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Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) is arguably the greatest fashion designer of this century. World renowned since the age of 21, when he shot to fame as the savior of Christian Dior, he has changed the way that women dress with a series of innovations now regarded as classics. His business empire has become a role model for the fashion & beauty industries. But the pressures of fame & the commercial constraints of fashion took a toll on him. He fell prey to addiction & depression, retreating from the world to live as a recluse. As YSL withdrew, his financial affairs came under scrutiny, culminating in the sale of his empire in 1993 to a state-controlled co. Photos.
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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: 4347

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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Debut

Yves Saint Laurent 1962

Author: N.A

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 125

View: 7029

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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Vogue on Yves Saint Laurent

Author: Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613128223

Category: Design

Page: 160

View: 9193

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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Loulou & Yves

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

Author: Christopher Petkanas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 125005169X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 2908

"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 ... [She] was his creative right hand, muse, alter ego, and the virtuoso behind all the ... accessories that were a crucial component of the YSL 'look'"--Amazon.co
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Yves St. Laurent Fashion Review

Author: Tom Tierney

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486405788

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 32

View: 2352

Three dolls, 28 costumes capture the highlights of St. Laurent's distinguished career: a Mondrian-inspired dress, a satin-trimmed tuxedo, a day dress in the "trapeze" style, and much more.
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Yves Saint Laurent

Author: Roxanne Lowit,Pierre Berge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500517604

Category: Design

Page: 208

View: 6184

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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Yves Saint Laurent Colouring Book

Author: Yves Saint Laurent

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781406333824

Category:

Page: 40

View: 6588

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

The Perfection of Style

Author: Florence Muller

Publisher: Skira Rizzoli

ISBN: 9780847849420

Category:

Page: 168

View: 4906

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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Dior by Yves Saint Laurent

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781614285991

Category: Fashion design

Page: 300

View: 3405

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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Yves Saint Laurent: The Scandal Collection, 1971

Author: Olivier Saillard,Dominique Veillon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781419724657

Category:

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

Author: Pierre Bergé,Yves Saint Laurent

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 78

View: 1578

Foreword by Grace Mirabella.
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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: 2948

"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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Yves Saint Laurent

Style

Author: Foundation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810971202

Category: Design

Page: 258

View: 4950

This illustrated volume presents vibrant photographs of Yves Saint Laurent's most important designs and is highlighted with essays and quotations that honor his legacy.
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Yves Saint Laurent: A Moroccan Passion

Author: Pierre Bergé

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419713491

Category: Design

Page: 92

View: 4483

In a facsimile of a handwritten leather-bound journal, Pierre Bergé, the longtime partner of Yves Saint Laurent, remembers their life together in Morocco, offering a rare glimpse into the personal life of the celebrated designer.
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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: 3606

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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Yves Saint Laurent and Fashion Photography

Author: Yves Saint Laurent

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 232

View: 7435

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 + Halston

Fashioning the '70s

Author: Patricia Mears,Emma McClendon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300211511

Category: Art

Page: 184

View: 3258

A dazzling examination of the two designers behind the most iconic and glamorous fashions of the 1970s
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Yves Saint Laurent Coloring Book

Author: Fond Pierre Berge -. Yves Saint Laurent

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781551526393

Category: Art

Page: 48

View: 7758

A coloring book for adults (and others) that playfully invites participants to explore the creative fantasies of Yves Saint Laurent.
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