The World According to Yves Saint Laurent - The World According To (Hardback)
  • The World According to Yves Saint Laurent - The World According To (Hardback)
zoom

The World According to Yves Saint Laurent - The World According To (Hardback)

(author), (author)
£13.99
Hardback 176 Pages
Published: 19/10/2023
  • 10+ in stock

Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket

A stylish collection of legendary designer Yves Saint Laurent’s maxims on fashion, craft, women and inspiration, presented in an attractive gift format.

Founded by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé in 1962, shortly after the young couturier left his post at the helm of Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent would soon become one of the most successful and influential haute couture houses in Paris. Introducing Le Smoking, the first tuxedo suit for women, in 1966, Saint Laurent also presented iconic art-inspired creations, from Mondrian dresses to precious Van Gogh embroidery and the famous Ballets Russes collection.

The designer put the women who wore his clothes first (‘What’s most important in couture is the body we dress, the woman we dress, more so than the ideas we might have’) and was determined to change attitudes of the era (‘Fashion’s purpose was not only to make a woman look beautiful, but also to reassure them and to give them confidence’). He could be critical of the fashion industry (‘I adore clothes but I hate fashion’) and saw himself as a craftsman who perfectly understood his customer (‘I think there are three kinds of designers. The big ones, the real ones, and those who know how to strike a chord with a woman just by making a very simple dress, or a very simple suit’).

Presented in a beautiful package and accessible format, The World According to Yves Saint Laurent is the perfect gift for fashion fans, capturing the essence of a true visionary.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500026182
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 170 x 120 mm

You may also be interested in...

Hokusai
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Vincent van Gogh: A Life in Letters
Added to basket
Street Photography Now
Added to basket
Earthly Delights
Added to basket
£30.00
Hardback
Modernists & Mavericks
Added to basket
Karl Lagerfeld: A Life in Fashion
Added to basket
Spring Cannot be Cancelled
Added to basket
Eric Ravilious: Landscapes & Nature
Added to basket
Gwen John
Added to basket
£30.00
Hardback
An Atlas of Es Devlin
Added to basket
£85.00
Hardback
Why Fashion Matters
Added to basket
Romantic Moderns
Added to basket
Art: The Whole Story
Added to basket
The Street Photographer’s Manual
Added to basket
Hokusai's Fuji
Added to basket
Cabin
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: