Survival Kit: Fashion …by Elisabeth Barille, Pierre Berge, Mariuccia Casadio and Marie-Andre Jouve.
A perfect Christmas present! A chic set featuring four signature Fashion Memoires: Balenciaga, Emilio Pucci, Lanvin and Yves Saint Laurent.
According to Jean Cocteau, “fashion dies young.” But Balenciaga is an exception. He became the most creative couturier of his time, with an unequaled body of work that balanced the simple and the measured with an eccentric, abstract boldness.
Inspired by athletic wear and the bright flags used during horse races, Emilio Pucci designed unmistakable prints using combinations of bold colors and geometric shapes. Fashioned into silk jersey dresses that flattered the female figure, these light, versatile sheaths became all the rage among the international jet set of the ’60s.
Jeanne Lanvin, one of the great couturiers of the early twentieth century, gave up her careeer as a milliner when her clients began to demand copies of the dresses she had made for her younger sister and daughter. These youthful mother-and-daughter outfits made Lanvin famous.
Yves Saint Laurent:
Timid and reclusive, Yves Saint Laurent resigned his post as hand-picked successor to the great Dior and went out on his own after the death of his mentor. With Pierre Berge, the author of this book, he created an empire that has stongly influenced female fashion.
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