Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning The 70s - the exhibition catalogue from The Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning The 70s

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'A fascinating book...lavishly illustrated' The Daily Mail 

A dazzling examination of the two designers behind the most iconic and glamorous fashions of the 1970s

This fascinating book is the first to examine side by side the careers and work of two of the biggest names in 20th-century fashion, Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008) and Halston (1932-1990). Their sexy and glamorous designs came to exemplify the 1970s, a singular and dynamic era in fashion history.

Inspired by menswear, foreign cultures, and wide-ranging historical periods, and employing new fabrics, YSL and Halston together crafted a new and distinctly modern way of dressing. Moreover, although their output differed and they were based on different continents, the two designers shared many career parallels. A visual timeline of the designers' lives illustrates how their rises and falls, from the 1950s to their respective struggles in the 1980s, were surprisingly in sync.

Engaging passages by Patricia Mears and Emma McClendon discuss the social, cultural, and economic factors that influenced both designers, and their subsequent impact on fashion-including the rise of the star designer as personality, the cult of celebrity, and the creation of the fashion conglomerate. The authors also address the importance of colour, cutting-edge materials, innovative construction techniques, accessories, and perfume to both designers' aesthetics. 

  • Authors: Harold Koda, Ralph Rucci, Jan Glier Reeder, Sarah Scaturro, Glenn Petersen
  • Hardcover: 192 pages | 120 colour illustrations
  • Date published:  March 2015
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-0300211511 
  • Product Dimensions: 28.7 x 23.6 x 2 cm