Yves Saint Laurent: The Complete Collections

Yves Saint Laurent Catwalk: The Complete Collections


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Yves Saint Laurent Catwalk: The Complete Collections

By Suzy Menkes

Suzy Menkes brings us the first comprehensive overview of Yves Saint Laurent’s magnificent haute couture collections with Yves Saint Laurent Catwalk. Menkes charts everything from the opening of Laurent’s house in 1962 to his retirement in 2002, creating a fascinating journey of innovation and glamour that distils the real ethos of this icon of the fashion industry.

This definitive publication opens with a concise history of the house, followed by a brief biographical profile of Yves Saint Laurent, before exploring the luxurious collections themselves in chronological order. Menkes celebrates the legendary couturier, recording 40 years of haute couture creations, from the radical 1966 ‘Le Smoking’ (the first tuxedo suit for women) to dazzling art-inspired creations; from Mondrian dresses to precious Van Gogh embroidery and the famous Ballets Russes collection.

Throughout the book is a gallery of 1,350 carefully curated catwalk photographs which showcase hundreds of spectacular clothes, details, accessories, and beauty looks. A wonderful celebration of the designer who revolutionized the modern woman’s wardrobe.


Extent: 632 pages

Dimensions: H: 27.7cm W: 20cm D: 5cm

Illustrations: 1,350 original photographs 

Edition: 1st, 2019

ISBN: 9780500022399

ISBN 10: 0500022399