Yves Saint Laurent Catwalk : The Complete Haute Couture Collections 1962-2002

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Yves Saint Laurent Catwalk : The Complete Haute Couture Collections 1962-2002
Author: Suzy Menkes Jeromine Savignon Olivier Flaviano Aurelie Samuel Lola Fournier Alice Coulon-Saillard Domitille Eble Laurence Neveu Leslie Veyrat
Rating: 4.73
Bestsellers Rate: 19524
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Book Format: Hardback
Binding: Твердый
Pages: 632
Hours of reading: 10.5 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 93,84 €

About the book

Founded by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge in 1961, 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. This definitive publication opens with a concise history of the house, followed by a brief biographical profile of Yves Saint Laurent, before exploring the collections themselves, organized chronologically. Each collection is introduced by a short text unveiling its influences and highlights, and illustrated with a gallery of carefully curated catwalk images. These showcase hundreds of spectacular clothes, details, accessories, beauty looks and set designs - and, of course, the top fashion models who wore them on the runway. A rich reference section concludes the book.




'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 'The first comprehensive overview of Yves Saint Laurent's couture collections' - LOVE 'Forty years of haute couture design from the inimitable master who rewrote the high-fashion rules, starting with his first game-changing collection of 1962' - The Lady

Suzy Menkes Biography

Suzy Peta Menkes (born 24 December 1943) is a British journalist and fashion critic. Formerly the fashion editor for the International Herald Tribune, Menkes also served as editor, Vogue International, for 25 international editions of Vogue online until October 2020.

Early life and education

Menkes was born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. She was educated at Brighton and Hove High School. As a teenager in the 1960s, she moved to Paris to study dressmaking at what has now become ESMOD. Her landlady gained her entry into her first couture show at Nina Ricci, which sparked her interest in high fashion. On her return from Paris, she read history and English literature at Newnham College, Cambridge while her sister studied at Oxford. During her college years, she became the first female editor of the college newspaper.


After Cambridge, she worked for The Times reporting on fashion. In addition to her journalism, she has written several books, particularly on British Royal style. Menkes professes to admire "good journalism", especially the work of Prudence Glynn at the Times of London and Eugenia Sheppard of the New York Herald Tribune. After leaving Cambridge in 1966, where she was the first woman who signed up to work for Varsity, the university's newspaper, she joined The Times as a junior reporter. At age 24, Menkes took her first job as a fashion journalist at the London Evening Standard, where she had been recruited by editor Charles Wintour, who became her mentor. He really made me understand that as a fashion editor, or any other role at the paper, you are conduit to the public. You’re supposed to take in this information and then pass it on – that idea that, as a journalist, you’ve got to really take things in and then explain them in a way that's comprehensible to other people.That's the job. Then, she joined the Daily Express, before returning to The Times, where she met her late husband and father of her three sons, David Spanier. She left The Times and joined The Independent in 1987, which she later left for the International Herald Tribune in 1988. After 25 years commenting on fashion at The International Herald Tribune, she left in 2014 saying that: The Tribune left me. It morphed [in 2013] into the International New York Times. New people came in; nothing felt the same. It was the ideal time to move, and my new job is a terrific idea because is there anything more international than fashion? In 2014, Jonathan Newhouse, chairman of Condé Nast International, appointed her the online voice of Vogue's international editions, working as "a critic and reporter on Vogue's websites across the world". She was also responsible for organising Condé Nast International's annual Luxury Conference.During the first lockdown of 2020, she launched her podcast, Creative Conversations with Suzy Menkes. Here she presents in-depth interviews with the fashion industry's most influential designers, thinkers and executives, inc ... Read full biography

Authors: Suzy Menkes Jeromine Savignon Olivier Flaviano Aurelie Samuel Lola Fournier Alice Coulon-Saillard Domitille Eble Laurence Neveu Leslie Veyrat
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Languages: | English |
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ISBN13: 9780500022399
ISBN10: 0500022399
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Edition: None
Edition Statement: None
Illustrations: 1004 Illustrations, unspecified
Literature Country: None
Literature Period: None
Book Format: Hardback
Book Binding: Твердый
Paper: None
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Pages: 632
Book Weight: 2760
Book Dimensions: 190x277x50
Circulation: None
Publication date: June 6, 2019
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Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom

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