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At the age of 21, Yves Saint Laurent took over the direction of the House of Dior after the tragic death of Christian Dior. From 1958 to the autumn-winter 1960 collection, the young prodigy produced some of the most emblematic haute couture creations of the renowned house, from the Trapeze silhouette to the famous beatnik collection… which led to his dismissal from the management of Dior!
Author: Laurence Benaïm
Publishing House: Assouline
Publication Date: July 2017
Description :Dior by Yves Saint Laurent is the second volume in an unprecedented series of books devoted to each designer of a couture house, the ultimate compendium of the most memorable haute couture creations conceived and handcrafted by the renowned house of Dior since its inception. Carefully conserved in the world’s great museums and institutions, these fashion treasures have been photographed and exclusively compiled 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.