Introduction by Diana Vreeland. Texts by Yves Saint Laurent, Rene Huyghe, Pierre Berge et al. Photographs by Duane Michals et al.
Metropolitan Museum of Art & Clarkson N. Potter. New York. 1983. First edition. Hardback, quarto; navy cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. Newspaper clipping on Saint Laurent loosely inserted. 192 pages. Over 200 illustrations, including over 70 in colour. English. 310 x 235mm. 1.3kg. 9780517553091. Near fine, in near fine dust jacket; slight lean to spine; slight fading to jacket spine.
The exhibition catalogue for the 1984 MET retrospective of the work of Yves Saint Laurent. The exhibition marked twenty-five years of Saint Laurent's career and was the first show at the Costume Institute to be given to a living designer. The catalogue includes many new and archival photographs, including several colour images of Saint Laurent's designs taken especially for the book by Duane Michals. There are contributory texts by Diana Vreeland, Rene Huyghe, Pierre Berge, Paloma Picasso-Lopez, Marella Agnelli, Catherine Deneuve, and by the designer himself.