This luxurious volume, published to accompany the current retrospective of Yves Saint Laurent’s work at Paris’s Petit Palais, beautifully compiles the fashion designer’s professional craft and personal history. Bearer of the iconic initials YSL, the Algerian-born wunderkind entered into the fashion world as an art director for Christian Dior destined for industry success. The book, formatted partially as a time line, narrates Laurent’s life against the broader backdrop of French social and cultural life. Close friends and colleagues adorn this story with personal accounts of a troubled life lived in the spotlight that was not without its share of intrigue (addictions, failed collections). Those interested in fashion for fashion’s sake will enjoy the many brilliant, high-quality photographs and descriptions of every collection YSL created. Full-page profiles of Laurent’s most revolutionary styles, such as his women’s tuxedo and safari jacket, demonstrate the designer’s significant contribution to fashion history. At its core, this book is a thorough depiction of a man and his craft. --Annie Bostrom
Elegant and informative perfect dressing room additionPublished 2 months ago by Heather McFarlane-Kolb
Beautiful book covering the work and life of one of the world's most influential fashion designers.Published 9 months ago by fulene
Very inspiring, great pictures, one of my favorite designers. Worth every penny.Published 11 months ago by Pat Acklie-Ortiz
Lots of info, but disappointed in the clothes chosen to be included. I won't keep the book.Published 13 months ago by Linda G.
A nice review of YSL's work. Very nice addition to my coffee table assortment. At a very good price in relation to prices elsewhere.Published 15 months ago by JL