Going beyond the iconic persona of Yves Saint Laurent, this book presents a behind-the-scenes look at the experiences, influences, and inspiration of the designer who redefined haute couture for the 20th century. Fashion expert Florence Muller offers a more intimate understanding of YSL than has previously been available by focusing on a selection of important moments and designs, which will appeal to YSL fans, those interested in fashion history, and readers interested in a concise introduction to the designer. The author of the definitive biography of Yves Saint Laurent here takes a focused look at the man and his working process, thoughtfully considering his invations in style. The designer's career and inspirations come alive in this beautifully illustrated new volume featuring many previously unkwn works. Readers gain a sense of YSL as a working designer but also the artistry with which he approached his craft in this thoughtful guide featuring new material from the Berge Foundation archive.
Florence Muller is a highly regarded fashion historian who has written extensively on Yves Saint Laurent and other legendary designers such as Christian Dior, Saint Laurent's mentor. Muller's extensive experience with museums and collections in France and as an independent curator has led to the curation and contribution to more than 100 exhibitions worldwide, including the 2012 Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective exhibition. Muller became the Denver Art Museum's Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art, Curator of Fashion in September of 2015. Muller has authored more than 20 publications and countless articles for museum catalogues and magazines such as SURFACE, High Fashion, art press, Beaux Arts Magazine, Mix(t)e and more.