The book Little Book of Yves Saint Laurent
The Little Book of Yves Saint Laurent is a pocket-sized, beautifully illustrated story of six decades of innovative fashion design. Yves Saint Laurent is a mysterious, bold and surprisingly creative designer who is credited with elevating haute couture into a fine art, turning the fashion show into a spectacle of breathtaking proportions and changing the gender norms of women's clothing. The book chronicles Saint Laurent's beginnings in Algeria as a boy making miniature clothes from fabric scraps, and charts his rise from fashion student to Christian Dior's right-hand man in beautiful photographs and insightful text. Saint Laurent founded his own fashion house in 1961, created the famous "le tuxedo" trouser suit, introduced the leather jacket and stunned the fashion world with a mixture of elegance and artistic drama.