Preface by Andrew Bolton * Introduction by Suzy Menkes * Yves Saint Laurent: A Short Biography by Suzy Menkes * The Making of a Collection by Olivier Flaviano * The Collections 1962-2002
The first comprehensive overview of Yves Saint Laurent's haute couture collections, presented through original catwalk photography.
Suzy Menkes is the international editor of Vogue. Olivier Flaviano is the Director of Collections at The Musee Yves Saint Laurent Paris The Musee is home to the collection of the Fondation Pierre Berge - Yves Saint Laurent, which holds over 34,000 objects. Aurelie Samuel is Director of Collections at the Yves Saint-Laurent museums in Paris and Marrakesh.
'This book is testament to the brilliant legacy [Yves Saint
Laurent] left behind. As he said himself, fashions fade, style is
eternal' - Daily Mail
'Features a unique and engaging cast, both behind and in front of the lens, from the 1850s and into the 21st century' - HUCK
'The book's 1000 original runway photographs and text chronologically document not just the house's groundbreaking designs but also some of the magnificent locations, top models and most-interesting the press and public's reactions to the collections, from the archives of Musee Yves Saint Laurent Paris' - Tatler
'A photographic encyclopaedia of one of the 20th century's greatest creators' - The Business of Fashion