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Yves Saint Laurent: Icons of Fashion Design & Photography is a gorgeous homage to the uncrowned king of haute couture.

Originally published in 1988, the book traces the success of Saint Laurents haute couture and ready-to-wear designs from 1962 to 1988 through the lens of the worlds leading fashion photographers, including Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, William Klein, and more.

Inside, 135 photographs document Saint Laurents groundbreaking designs worn by the most beautiful women of the 60s, 70s, and 80s: Audrey Hepburn, Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton, Mounia, and Veruschka.

Saint Laurent was equipped with an infallible instinct for reading the aesthetic signs of the times, and this enabled him to have a profound effect on fashion.

With an introduction by Marguerite Duras, this classic volume documents Saint Laurents ever-evolving artistry and the combined efforts of the worlds most talented fashion photographers, and is as beautiful and rewarding as one of Saint Laurents creations.

Date Published: March 2020

Author: Marguerite Duras