Preface by Andrew Bolton • Introduction by Suzy Menkes • Yves Saint Laurent: A Short Biography by Suzy Menkes • The Making of a Collection by Olivier Flaviano • The Collections 1962–2002
The first comprehensive overview of Yves Saint Laurent's haute couture collections, presented through original catwalk photography
Suzy Menkes is the international editor of Vogue.
Olivier Flaviano is the Director of Collections at The Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris The Musée is home to the collection of the Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent, which holds over 34,000 objects.
'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 Musée 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
'The infamous Catwalk book series, published by Thames & Hudson, are made up of the modern day fashion worshipper’s holy bibles ... The Catwalk books are extraordinary in mapping out fashion trajectories lost to the pre-digital age' - SHOWStudio