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The Resource Yves Saint Laurent : a biography, Laurence Benaïm ; translated from the French by Kate Deimling

Yves Saint Laurent : a biography, Laurence Benaïm ; translated from the French by Kate Deimling

Label
Yves Saint Laurent : a biography
Title
Yves Saint Laurent
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Laurence Benaïm ; translated from the French by Kate Deimling
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
This definitive portrait of the creative genius who transformed fashion is the first major English-language biography of Yves Saint Laurent since his death in 2008, featuring exclusive interviews of those who knew him best, by one of the most respected names in French fashion. Yves Saint Laurent's impact on fashion is legendary, yet he remains an enigmatic and compelling figure. Tracing the development of Saint Laurent's visionary work through his charmed yet tumultuous life, respected fashion writer Laurence Benaïm's newly translated and updated biography of the famed designer explores how this unassuming prodigy became a legendary, celebrated public icon who changed the face of fashion, style, and celebrity. Enriched by the author's exclusive interviews--from Saint Laurent's partner Pierre Bergé to family members, his atelier staff, and muses such as Catherine Deneueve, LouLou de la Falaise, and Paloma Picasso--this fascinating biography chronicles early glimpses of Saint Laurent's talent in Oran and his star trajectory, from leading the House of Dior at the age of twenty-one to his fall from grace and subsequent forging with Pierre Bergé, fashion's most enduring and successful professional partnership. In portraying the man behind the timeless icons of the Mondrian-print shift dress and the Le Smoking trouser suit--who partied with Warhol in New York and relaxed with the jet set in his Marrakesh hideaway--Benaïm powerfully illuminates both the glittering world of haute couture and the business empire that revolutionized the fashion industry
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Benaïm, Laurence
Dewey number
746.92092
Index
index present
LC call number
TT505.S24
LC item number
B46 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Deimling, Kate
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Saint Laurent, Yves
  • Fashion designers
Label
Yves Saint Laurent : a biography, Laurence Benaïm ; translated from the French by Kate Deimling
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1044556203
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 528 pages
Isbn
9780847863396
Lccn
2018951394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1044556203
Label
Yves Saint Laurent : a biography, Laurence Benaïm ; translated from the French by Kate Deimling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1044556203
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 528 pages
Isbn
9780847863396
Lccn
2018951394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1044556203

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