Yves Saint Laurent Catwalk

The Complete Haute Couture Collections 1962-2002


The first comprehensive overview of Yves Saint Laurent’s haute couture collections, presented through original catwalk photography


ISBN: 9780500022399 Category:


Founded by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé in 1961, shortly after the young couturier left his post at the helm of Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent would soon become one of the most successful and influential haute couture houses in Paris. Introducing Le Smoking, the first tuxedo suit for women, in 1966, Saint Laurent also presented iconic art-inspired creations, from Mondrian dresses to precious Van Gogh embroidery and the famous Ballets Russes collection.

This definitive publication opens with a concise history of the house, followed by a brief biographical profile of Yves Saint Laurent, before exploring the collections themselves, organized chronologically. Each collection is introduced by a short text unveiling its influences and highlights, and illustrated with a gallery of carefully curated catwalk images. These showcase hundreds of spectacular clothes, details, accessories, beauty looks and set designs – and, of course, the top fashion models who wore them on the runway. A rich reference section concludes the book.

Additional information

Weight 2709 g
Dimensions 19.3 x 28.2 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 June 2019
Number of pages 632
Format Hardback
Contributors Contributions by Suzy Menkes, Olivier Flaviano, Aurélie Samuel, Jéromine Savignon, Lola Fournier, Alice Coulon-Saillard, Domitille Éble, Laurence Neveu, and Leslie Veyrat
Dimensions 19.3 x 28.2 cm
Weight 2709 g


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Suzy Menkes is the international editor of Vogue.

Olivier Flaviano is the Director of Collections at The Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris The Musée is home to the collection of the Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent, which holds over 34,000 objects.