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Yves Saint Laurent: The Scandal Collection, 1971 ■ ■ BY O L I V I E R S A I L L A R D A N D D O M I N I Q U E V E I L LO N

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Features detailed sketches, press clippings, and photographs of this iconic collection ■■ Includes critical essays by fashion historians on the impact

A behind-the-scenes look at the scandalous YSL collection that changed fashion

of the collection ■■ Abrams Yves Saint Laurent backlist titles have sold more than 73,000 copies combined

S PECIFICATIONS 175 color illustrations 176 pages, 7¼ × 10¾" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: MARCH FASHION ISBN 978-1-4197-2465-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-2465-7 US $35.00  CAN $43.95 53500


n January 21, 1971, couturier Yves Saint Laurent presented his Spring-Summer haute couture

collection. Inspired by the garments of the war years, the collection included short dresses, platform shoes, square shoulders, and exaggerated makeup. The show caused

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an outrage among the public, the critics, and the press alike, earning it the title of “Paris’s ugliest collection.” Nevertheless, the haute couture designs of the runway made their way to the boulevards, giving full sway to the “retro” trend that quickly conquered the streets. Yves Saint Laurent: The Scandal Collection, 1971 offers


a behind-the-scenes look at the influential collection that “drew fire in the fashion world”—from the collection’s inspiration to the press coverage that followed. Beautifully illustrated and documented with well-researched essays, this book is enriched with personal interviews and archival photographs of the show, the models, the designs, and

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the textile and print samples, as well as sketches and international press clippings. Olivier Saillard is the director of the Palais Galliera, Museum of Fashion, and the curator of the Yves Saint Laurent 1971: The Scandal Collection exhibition. Dominique Veillon is a historian. Pierre Bergé is president of the Pierre Bergé–Yves Saint Laurent Foundation.

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