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“Today I would like to pay tribute to all those who have influenced me, guided my actions, and served as a reference to me. First and foremost, I would like to pay tribute to Christian Dior, my master, who was instrumental in revealing to me the secrets and mysteries of Haute Couture.” Yves Saint Laurent

Now it is Yves Saint Laurent’s turn to be honored in the second of seven volumes devoted to the creative directors of the Dior house, which he oversaw between 1958 and 1960.

After Dior by Christian Dior, published in 2016, Éditions Assouline continues its Anthologies series by celebrating six collections designed by one of the fashion world’s greatest designers for one of France’s most prestigious Haute Couture houses.

At just 22 years old, Yves Saint Laurent became the first successor to Christian Dior. In this new book, we discover the formative years of this fashion genius who would soon go on to found his own couture house just a few years later.

Dior by Yves Saint Laurent 1958-1960, éditions Assouline,  published in June 2017.

Written by Saskia Maitrepierre
Bonne Conduite dress in granite gray wool, haute couture Spring-Summer 1958, Trapeze line. Photo by Laziz HamaniVeste Chicago en crocodile noir garnie de vison noir, Haute Couture Automne-Hiver 1960, collection Souplesse, légèreté, vie. Collection Dior Héritage, Paris. Photo © Laziz Hamani.

Cascade short evening dress in sorbet pink silk tulle embellished, haute couture Autumn-Winter 1959, 1960 line. Photo by Laziz HamaniVie de Chateau long evening dress in olive green velvet with mink trim, haute couture Autumn-Winter 1959, 1960 line. Photo by Laziz Hamani

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