The beauty of being a bookstore is the opportunity to discover treasures, stories and histories on a daily basis. Take Yves Saint Laurent. We know he is a fashion designer and we even know he is the guy with the prominent glasses. But for the rest, what do we actually know about the man? Wikipedia may tell us about his struggles with Dior, Tom Ford, alcohol and drugs, illness and life in general. But the moment you open a book like this, you will be touched by this man’s dedication to fashion. Saint Laurent created mind-blowing collections for decades, in his very distinctive signature. Particularly striking are those little details, where you almost feel the personal touch. Like the picture where a very young Saint Laurent sketches for Dior on a blackboard in 1957 or the seating schedule for his very first haute couture show in 1962. It all resulted in an extravagant life, but the essence is the story of an artist that worked in the sphere of fashion, and did an amazing job!
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