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Fashion Books We Covet – The Glamour of Dior By Yves Saint LaurentThursday 14 September 2017
Dior by Yves Saint Laurent 1958-1960 is the second volume in an unprecedented series of fashion books devoted to each designer of a couture house. Get to know the ultimate compendium of the most memorable haute couture creations conceived and handcrafted by the house of Dior, published in a deluxe edition by Assouline.
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If you think in all the great Parisian couture houses, Dior is perhaps the most famous and prestigious in the world. That happened due to Christian Dior’s sublime vision of femininity, which Saint Laurent elaborated and evolved into the beginning of the tumultuous decade of the 1960s.
In this his volume you will find Yves Saint Laurent’s most iconic haute couture designs for the house of Dior which where conserved in the world’s great museums and institutions. From the Trapèze silhouette of Yves Saint Laurent’s debut Spring-Summer 1958 collection to the beatnik inspiration for Autumn-Winter 1960, the book features photographs by Laziz Hamani.
Laurence Benaïm is a journalist and author of Yves Saint Laurent’s biography of reference, among other haute couture related books. At Dior by Yves Saint Laurent Laurence Benaïm recounts details and anecdotes behind more than 30 selected pieces, providing insight into Saint Laurent’s inspirations, influences, and vision for the evolution of the house of Dior.
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