This fascinating volume is the catalog that accompanied The Yves Saint Laurent exhibition held at the Petit Palais/Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, March 11-August 20, 2010. It is the first comprehensive retrospective of Saint Laurent's life’s works, and includes the exhibition of 250 garments from the collection of his foundation that he established with work and life partner Pierre Bergé.
From his early days working under Dior and heading the House of Dior after his mentor’s death, to the opening of his first prêt a porter shop on the Rive Gauche and the debut of the Le Smoking tuxedo, to the muses he adored, this volume reveals the breadth and scope of the designer’s entire career. With a preface by Pierre Bergé, authors Chenoune and Müller explores the sources of inspiration that drove Saint Laurent’s continuous innovation, drawing upon painting, sculpture, theater, opera, literature, and cinema.
•9"W x 1.5"D x 11"H
•by Florence Müller and Farid Chenoune