Catalog of the Exhibition Held at the Costume

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Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jan 1, 1983 - Fashion - 192 pages
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"Retrospective exhibition of twenty-five years of ... [Yves Saint Laurent's] work ... This book, published in connection with the exhibition, features over two hundred of Saint Laurent's couture designs, more than seventy in full color ... Also included is a fully illustrated survey of Saint Laurent's work photographed in black and white by Pierre Boulat and Nicholas Vreeland, supplemented by historically important photographs published in the fashion magazines of the era taken by such renowned photographers as Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Bert Stern, Neal Barr, and Bill King"--Cover.

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This book is the catalog for an exhibition of Saint-Laurent's designs held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the early 80s. I mainly read it because it was one of the exhibits Diana Vreeland ... Read full review

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Fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent was born in Oran, Algeria on August 1, 1936. At the age of 17, he went to work for the French designer Christian Dior. After Dior's death in 1957, Saint Laurent was credited with salvaging the designer's collection, continuing the house's legacy, and saving it from financial disaster. He left Dior in 1962 and started his own label YSL. He was known for his sleek haute couture and his ready to wear styles. In 1983, he was the first living fashion designer to be honored by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. He showed his last collection in 2002 and died on June 1, 2008.

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