Book Cover Courtesy Thames and Hudson
All additional images ©Roxanne Lowit. Courtesy of Roxanne Lowit.
Forward by Pierre Berge'
The new release by Thames and Hudson of Roxanne Lowit Photographs Yves Saint Laurent tells the story of this iconic fashion designer, through the magical images of Miss Roxanne Lowit's innovative photography. She had a cherished quarter of a century friendship with Saint Laurent. They met, along with Andy Warhol in 1978 atop the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Lowit was the first to photograph from behind the runway and capture the oh so stunning backstage scenes of his couture collections and did so until the presentation of his very last collection in 2002.
|YSL Opium Perfume Party 1978, Alya Chin|
When the Metropolitan Museum of Art unveiled a retrospective of his work; honoring for the very first time a living designer, Roxanne recorded it through her lens as Saint Laurent's official photographer.
|Vogue Paris 88' copy 1988, Catherine Deneuve|
This fabulous book of high couture fashion includes contributions by Catherine Deneuve, Jerry Hall, Grace Jones, Paloma Picasso, Lucie de la Falaise and more.
|Models_head_scarves Ready-to wear Spring 1981. Truly works of art!|
|YSL New York, 1983|
Lowit seemed to appear out of nowhere, surprising Saint Laurent, and presenting him with this cardboard replica of The Empire State Building as he was getting ready to board a flight to New York City in 1983 to present his collection for the first time in America.
|1993_New Haute couture Spring 1993, Shalom Harlow|
This luxe book is filled with glorious images of Saint Laurent's chic fashion designs, many being his mystical visions of the exotic and of color filled palettes. He was a master at imparting an intriguing, vibrant story through every new collection.
|'85 Haute Couture Fall 1985|
|Pink Ruffles Haute Couture Paris Spring 1993, Sonia Cole|
Comment after comment reveals the charm of Saint Laurent. He was a quiet, gentle, fun-loving man. During the preparations for his fashion shows he always took the time to put jewels and accessories on his models; making last minute adjustments before sending them down the runway!
The most famous, glamorous and celebrities around the world who wore his designs felt a close affinity to this man, unlike no other, as he personally designed their ensembles. His influence will be felt forever in the world of Haute Couture.
|Jerry Hall, 1995|
Thames and Hudson provided me with the publicity copy of Roxanne Lowit Photographs Yves Saint Laurent. You can purchase this fabulously photographed and wonderfully enlightening book about this master of creations for your fashion design library at Amazon or your local book seller.
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