The ultimate compendium of the most memorable haute couture creations, conceived and handcrafted by the renowned couture house since its inception. Carefully preserved in the world's greatest museums and institutions, these fashion treasures have been lovingly photographed by Laziz Hamani and compiled exclusively for this indispensable collection.
Dior by Yves Saint Laurent is the second volume in an unprecedented series of books dedicated to each designer of a couture house, the ultimate compendium of the most memorable haute couture creations conceived and handcrafted by the famous house of Dior since its beginnings. Carefully preserved in the world's great museums and institutions, these fashion treasures have been photographed and compiled exclusively for this indispensable collection.
Of all the great Parisian couture houses, Dior is perhaps the most famous and prestigious in the world, embodying Christian Dior's sublime vision of femininity, which Saint Laurent elaborated and evolved into the beginning of the tumultuous decade of the 1960s.
Featuring stunning photographs by Laziz Hamani, this impressive book features Yves Saint Laurent's most iconic haute couture designs for the house of Dior, from the Trapèze silhouette of his debut Spring-Summer 1958 collection to the beatnik inspiration for Autumn-Winter 1960. Esteemed fashion journalist Laurence Benaïm eloquently recounts details and anecdotes behind more than 30 selected pieces and provides an in-depth insight into Saint Laurent's inspirations, influences and vision for the evolution of the house of Dior.
The book has 300 pages and measures W 30 cm x L 37 cm x D 3.5 cm.