SAINT LAURENT RIVE GAUCHE
About the book
Yves Saint Laurent was the first couture house to launch the modern concept of luxury ready-to-wear clothing with a collection called Rive Gauche in 1966. Exploring Laurents progressive approach to fashion, Saint Laurent Rive Gauche highlights the cultural impact of the brand, especially its influence on women during the late 60s and 70s. Rive Gauche revolutionized everyday pieces that were traditionally malethe shirt, blazer, and trouser suitfor the burgeoning female workforce.
With three insightful essays and an incredible array of visual materialdrawings, articles, and photographsthe book celebrates the far-reaching legacy of Rive Gauche, one of the most significant fashion lines of the past 50 years.
About the author
Pierre Bergé is cofounder of the Yves Saint Laurent couture house. Jéromine Savignon is a fashion historian and author, who has written numerous books on French designers, including Jacques Fath, Jean-Louis Scherrer, and LEsprit Vionnet.