Iconic Pages

By Laura Gerhaeusser

Discover the exclusive book, that celebrates the lifework and persona of Yves Saint Laurent.

Few people or items deserve the tag “iconic”. One’s oeuvre must be oozing with originality, daring moves and proven to not have shied away from offbeat paths.

A man that undoubtedly is and created both – iconic persona and items – is Yves Saint Laurent. A name, a brand, one of a kind styles. All unforgettable and yet up to date as ever.

 6 Saint Laurent with longtime PR manager Dominique Deroche. Photo Courtesy Dominique Deroche, All Rights Reserved

6 Saint Laurent with longtime PR manager Dominique Deroche. Photo Courtesy Dominique Deroche, All Rights Reserved

The French designer found his first badge of success assisting the legendary Christian Dior. He then went on to transform the women’s wardrobe into a chic update: youthful, independent and powerful. His trademark soon became turning classic menswear into refreshing, androgynous pieces for women: the pinstriped pantsuit, the khaki safari jacket and tuxedos. He shocked haute-couture all around the world with his seethrough blouses and the legendary Opium perfume.

 12 Sheer dress with snake belt, haute couture, Autumn 1968.

12 Sheer dress with snake belt, haute couture, Autumn 1968.
© Yves Saint Laurent/Alexandre Guirkinger

Assouline, the luxury brand for books and gifts, made it their mission to celebrate this iconic life, by compiling the designers 100 most memorable and striking pieces into an unforgettable book experience. Together with journalist and YSL lover and expert Laurence Benaïm, they have created what is most definitely the most distinctive and luxurious book on the creative fashion mastermind. From his first attempts at drawing designs to his most notable runway moments: this collection takes you on a journey through Yves Saint Laurent’s life.

The newest addition to Assouline’s exclusive Ultimate Collection of handcrafted volumes is a piece of art itself: hand-bound using traditional techniques, with color plates hand-tipped on art-quality paper, each page of this limited-edition series bears the unique imprint of the artisan. Nestled in linen clamshell presentation cases, these books attract collectors, lovers of the printed page, and those who devour the culture of our time.

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If this book tickles your fancy, it is now available on Assouline’s website here.

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