Debut: Yves Saint Laurent 1962
About the Book
For the last 40 years, Yves Saint Laurent has reigned as one of the most influential and brilliantly inspired couturiers of our time. Since Saint Laurent left Dior to open his own fashion house at age 25, his dramatic designs, emphasizing the body and a seductive elegance, have completely revolutionized women's fashion. This behind-the- scenes look at Saint Laurent's first year as an independent designer features outstanding photographs by Life photographer Pierre Boulat, many of which have never been seen before; an illuminating text by the designer's biographer, Laurence Benaïm; and inside commentary by Saint Laurent's partner, Pierre Bergé. This is an unprecedented portrait showing the hard work behind the fashion genius's early and meteoric rise.