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Loulou & Yves

Loulou & Yves

The Untold Story of Loulou de La Falaise and the House of Saint Laurent

  • Author: Christopher Petkanas
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1250161428
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 512
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No one interested in fashion, style, or the high-flying intrigues of café society will want to miss the exuberantly entertaining oral biography Loulou & Yves: The Untold Story of Loulou de La Falaise and the House of Saint Laurent, by Christopher Petkanas. Dauntless,“in the bone” style made Loulou de La Falaise one of the great fashion firebrands of the twentieth century. Descending in a direct line from Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli, she was celebrated at her death in 2011, aged just sixty-four, as the “highest of haute bohemia,” a feckless adventuress in the art of living—and the one person Yves Saint Laurent could not live without. Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008) was the most influential designer of his times; possibly also the most neurasthenic. In an exquisitely intimate, sometimes painful personal and professional relationship, Loulou de La Falaise was his creative right hand, muse, alter ego and the virtuoso behind all the devastatingly flamboyant accessories that were a crucial component of the YSL “look.” For thirty years, until his retirement in 2002, Yves relied on Loulou to inspire him with the tilt of her hat, make him laugh and talk him off the ledge—the enchanted formula that brought him from one historic collection to the next. “Her presence at my side is a dream,” Yves declares in Loulou & Yves. “I trust her reactions. Sometimes they are violent but always positive... I bounce ideas off her and they come back clearer and things begin to happen.” Yves’s many tributes shape Loulou’s memory, as if everything there was to know about this fugitive, Giacometti-like figure could be told by her clanking bronze cuffs, towering fur toques, the turquoise boulders on her fingers and her working friendship with the man who put women in pants. But parallel to this storyline runs another, darker one, lifting the veil on Loulou, a classic “number two” with a contempt for convention, and exposing the underbelly of fashion at its highest level. Behind Yves’s encomiums are a pair of aristocrat parents—Loulou’s shiftless French father and menacingly chic English mother—who abandoned her to a childhood of foster care and sexual abuse straight out of “Les Misérables”; Loulou’s recurring desperation to leave Yves and go out on her own; and the grandiose myths surrounding her family. Loulou felt that her life had been kidnapped by the operatic workings of the House of Saint Laurent, and in her last years danced with financial ruin. Delving beyond the “official” version of her life, Loulou & Yves unspools an elusive fashion idol—nymphomaniacal, heedless and up to her bracelets in coke and Boizel champagne—at the core of what used to be called “le beau monde.” On the theory that everyone loves a cocktail party, Loulou & Yves traces her life chronologically through the charming literary device of oral biography, in which the spoken memories of more than two hundred “voices”—husbands, lovers, extended family, friends, enemies, slightly less bitter detractors, colleagues, groupies, pundits, and hangers-on—are seamlessly interwoven with those of Yves and Loulou themselves. Readers mingle at the party as invited guests, listening in on Andy Warhol and Karl Lagerfeld and collecting clues from Mick Jagger and Tom Ford as the narrative unfolds. Topping the A-list of figures who tell Loulou’s story in their own words, uncensored, are Cecil Beaton, Diana Vreeland, Thadée Klossowski, Robert Mapplethorpe, Helmut Newton, Hubert de Givenchy, Manolo Blahnik, Diane von Furstenberg, Elsa Peretti, Betty Catroux, John Richardson, Alber Elbaz, Christian Louboutin, Grace Coddington, Ben Brantley, Bruce Chatwin, Lady Annabel Goldsmith, André Leon Talley, and Pierre Bergé. In a fluent round of sparkling conversation, author Christopher Petkanas brings them all together for a party that swirls around one of the most scintillating women the fashion world has ever known. “She’s the sounding board,” Yves rhapsodizes of his second self in Loulou & Yves, a sweeping, waspish work of fashion and social history. “She’s never wrong.”

Loulou & Yves

Loulou & Yves

The Untold Story of Loulou de La Falaise and the House of Saint Laurent

  • Author: Christopher Petkanas
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 125005169X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 512
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"Dauntless 'in the bone style' made Loulou de La Falaise one of the great fashion firebrands of the twentieth century. Descending in a direct line from Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli, she was celebrated at her death in 2011, aged just sixty-four, as the 'highest of haute bohemia,' a feckless adventuress in the art of living--and the one person Yves Saint Laurent could not live without ... [She] was his creative right hand, muse, alter ego, and the virtuoso behind all the ... accessories that were a crucial component of the YSL 'look'"--Amazon.co

Loulou de la Falaise

Loulou de la Falaise

  • Author: Ariel de Ravenel,Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni,Alexandre Wolkoff
  • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
  • ISBN: 0847843297
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 271
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"Loulou de La Falaise, fashion icon and muse to Yves Saint Laurent, was the embodiment of French chic ... the Anglo-French beauty's influence carried a breath of fresh air to the world of Parisian haute couture ... For almost forty years [she] designed extraordinary jewelry and accessories both for Yves Saint Laurent as well as for her own line"--Publisher's description.

Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent

  • Author: Roxanne Lowit,Pierre Berge
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780500517604
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 208
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Presents a photographic history of the legendary fashion designer and his creations from 1978, the year the photographer first met him, to the last show he gave in 2002.

Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent

A Biography

  • Author: Alice Rawsthorn
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780006383963
  • Category: Costume design
  • Page: 405
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An in-depth analysis of the business empire set up by Yves Saint Laurent's lover Pierre Berge and an insight into the life of a tragic 20th-century genius.

The Beautiful Fall

The Beautiful Fall

Fashion, Genius, and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris

  • Author: Alicia Drake
  • Publisher: Back Bay Books
  • ISBN: 0316068926
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 448
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"Deliciously dramatic... The Beautiful Fall crackles with excitement."-New York Times Book Review In the 1970s, Paris fashion exploded like a champagne bottle left out in the sun. Amid sequins and longing, celebrities and aspirants flocked to the heart of chic, and Paris became a hothouse of revelry, intrigue, and searing ambition. At the center of it all were fashion's most beloved luminaries - Yves Saint Laurent, the reclusive enfant terrible, and Karl Lagerfeld, the flamboyant freelancer with a talent for reinvention - and they divided Paris into two fabulous halves. Their enduring rivalry is chronicled in this dazzling exposé of an era: of social ambitions, shared obsessions, and the mesmerizing quest for beauty. "Fascinating." -New York Times "Addictive." -Philadelphia Inquirer "It's like US Weekly, 1970s style." -Gotham "A story constructed as exquisitely as a couture dress. . . . It moves stylishly forward, with frequent over-the-shoulder glances at some very dishy background." -Boston Globe

Vogue on Yves Saint Laurent

Vogue on Yves Saint Laurent

  • Author: Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni
  • Publisher: Abrams
  • ISBN: 1613128223
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 160
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Originally born in Algeria, Yves Saint Laurent moved to Paris when he was 18, and only three years later he was handpicked by Christian Dior to take the reins as designer of his fashion house. Over time, Saint Laurent resurrected haute couture from the casual mores that predominated in the 1960s, but also offered chic cachet to ready-to-wear clothing. He was among the earliest of designers to incorporate non-European references into his work, and in 1983 he became the first living designer to be feted with a solo exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Vogue on Yves Saint Laurent is a stellar volume in the series from the editors of British Vogue, featuring 20,000 words of original biography and history and studded with more than 80 images from their unique archive of images taken by leading photographers.

All About Yves

All About Yves

  • Author: Catherine Ormen
  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781786271242
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 128
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Yves Saint Laurent is one of the world's most famous designers, who's haute couture collections have deeply marked society and revolutionized the image of women. All About Yves documents the life of this great designer, from his childhood, to the seminal moments of his career, up until his death in 2008. This one-of-a-kind book includes unseen sketches and photographs of Saint Laurent's key collections, as well as fascinating removable documents that include handwritten letters, paper dolls, contact sheets, magazines, and invitations. All About Yves was compiled in collaboration with the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent and is essential reading for those with a passion for YSL.

Yves Saint Laurent: A Moroccan Passion

Yves Saint Laurent: A Moroccan Passion

  • Author: Pierre Bergé
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
  • ISBN: 9781419713491
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 92
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In a facsimile of a handwritten leather-bound journal, Pierre Bergé, the longtime partner of Yves Saint Laurent, remembers their life together in Morocco, offering a rare glimpse into the personal life of the celebrated designer.

Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent

  • Author: Pierre Bergé,Yves Saint Laurent
  • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 78
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Foreword by Grace Mirabella.

Yves Saint Laurent 5, Avenue Marceau, 75116 Paris , France

Yves Saint Laurent 5, Avenue Marceau, 75116 Paris , France

  • Author: David Teboul
  • Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 540
  • View: 4399
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Follows the fashion couturier's preparations for his 2002 spring collections as documented in his upcoming film, providing never-before-published quotes, photographs from his early years, and pages from his mother's scrapbook.

The Yves Saint Laurent Pierre Bergé Collection

The Yves Saint Laurent Pierre Bergé Collection

The Sale of the Century

  • Author: Christiane de Nicolay-Mazery
  • Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 319
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An authoritative book published in collaboration with Christie's, featuring photographs of the Berg�-Saint Laurent collection in situ, complete with estimated value information and final auction prices. In February 2009, 733 pieces from Pierre Berg� and Yves Saint Laurent's art collection--one of the largest private collections in the world--was auctioned off in a record-breaking sale of the century. Modern paintings, baroque bronzes, antique silverware and statues, cameos, and minerals comprise this diverse collection that furnished Berg�'s and Saint Laurent's two luxurious residences in the 6th arrondissement in Paris, and included major works by Picasso, Brancusi, Matisse, and Mondrian, in addition to furniture by the Art Deco masters Eileen Gray and Jean Dunand. Many works sold for prices far above the highest estimates, making this the most important European auction to date. The five-volume catalog published by Christie's for the event sold out before the end of the auction, leaving collectors and art connoisseurs the world over empty-handed. Flammarion presents a new volume featuring photographs of this fabulous collection in situ in Berg�'s and Saint Laurent's two Parisian residences and highlights one hundred of the most important pieces with detailed commentaries by Christie's experts. An introduction by Christie's vice president Fran�ois de Ricql�s revisits the intense three-day auction at the Grand Palais that set a new standard in the history of the art market. An illustrated appendix includes images of the works sold, accompanied by their estimated values and final auction prices. This visually stunning and informative volume is a must-have for art lovers and serious collectors. Publication coincides with the auction of the Berg�-Saint Laurent collection at Ch�teau Gabriel in October 2009.

Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent

The Perfection of Style

  • Author: Florence Muller
  • Publisher: Skira Rizzoli
  • ISBN: 9780847849420
  • Category:
  • Page: 168
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An intimate look at the famed designer and his work, revealing his artistic process and influence. Modernizing haute couture. Pioneering high-end ready-to-wear. Bringing masculine ease to women s clothing. Legendary fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent s reputation precedes him but what of the man behind the work? Fashion historian and YSL expert Florence Muller traces Saint Laurent s career, from aspiring designer to Christian Dior s protege to director of his own fashion house from 1961 until 2002. The book emphasizes the designer s creative process his inspirations, the conception and fabric selection, the various stages of fitting and production and takes the reader behind the scenes of the atelier. Also featured are original sketches, runway shots, and never-before-published photographs of Saint Laurent at work, as well as new photography of iconic YSL designs from the exhibition, including the first Tuxedo pantsuit (1966), the Safari tunic (1968), the Mondrian dress (1965), and the Wesselmann dress (1966). The book also includes a 1991 interview from" Le Figaro" with the late designer. This focused exploration shows how Saint Laurent s radical clothes for the modern woman presented here in gorgeous detail continue to inspire fashion lovers and fans of art and design for their innovation and perfection of style."

Queen of Fashion

Queen of Fashion

What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution

  • Author: Caroline Weber
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
  • ISBN: 9781429936477
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 432
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In this dazzling new vision of the ever-fascinating queen, a dynamic young historian reveals how Marie Antoinette's bold attempts to reshape royal fashion changed the future of France Marie Antoinette has always stood as an icon of supreme style, but surprisingly none of her biographers have paid sustained attention to her clothes. In Queen of Fashion, Caroline Weber shows how Marie Antoinette developed her reputation for fashionable excess, and explains through lively, illuminating new research the political controversies that her clothing provoked. Weber surveys Marie Antoinette's "Revolution in Dress," covering each phase of the queen's tumultuous life, beginning with the young girl, struggling to survive Versailles's rigid traditions of royal glamour (twelve-foot-wide hoopskirts, whalebone corsets that crushed her organs). As queen, Marie Antoinette used stunning, often extreme costumes to project an image of power and wage war against her enemies. Gradually, however, she began to lose her hold on the French when she started to adopt "unqueenly" outfits (the provocative chemise) that, surprisingly, would be adopted by the revolutionaries who executed her. Weber's queen is sublime, human, and surprising: a sometimes courageous monarch unwilling to allow others to determine her destiny. The paradox of her tragic story, according to Weber, is that fashion—the vehicle she used to secure her triumphs—was also the means of her undoing. Weber's book is not only a stylish and original addition to Marie Antoinette scholarship, but also a moving, revelatory reinterpretation of one of history's most controversial figures.

At Home in France

At Home in France

Eating and Entertaining with the French

  • Author: Christopher Petkanas,Jean-Bernard Naudin
  • Publisher: Phoenix
  • ISBN: 9780753807088
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 240
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Visit 18 French households, from Brittany to Provence, from farmhouse to apartment, and experience each setting's traditional cuisine rustique or haute cuisine. 70 recipes here include stuffed duck; fine cheese, orange chocolate cake, and succulent seafood.

Swan Song

Swan Song

  • Author: Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1473543932
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 480
  • View: 4865
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'A completely fascinating novel and a marvellously skilful re-imagining of real people, times and places. Outstanding.' – William Boyd ___________________________ They told him everything. He told everyone else. Over countless martini-soaked Manhattan lunches, they shared their deepest secrets and greatest fears. On exclusive yachts sailing the Mediterranean, on private jets streaming towards Jamaica, on Yucatán beaches in secluded bays, they gossiped about sex, power, money, love and fame. They never imagined he would betray them so absolutely. In the autumn of 1975, after two decades of intimate friendships, Truman Capote detonated a literary grenade, forever rupturing the elite circle he’d worked so hard to infiltrate. Why did he do it, knowing what he stood to lose? Was it to punish them? To make them pay for their manners, money and celebrated names? Or did he simply refuse to believe that they could ever stop loving him? Whatever the motive, one thing remains indisputable: nine years after achieving wild success with In Cold Blood, Capote committed an act of professional and social suicide with his most lethal of weapons . . . Words. A dazzling debut about the line between gossip and slander, self-creation and self-preservation, SWAN SONG is the tragic story of the literary icon of his age and the beautiful, wealthy, vulnerable women he called his Swans. ‘Writers write. And one can’t be surprised if they write what they know.’ ______________________________ 'A dazzlingly assured first novel.' - Sunday Times 'Scandalous, frenetic, amusing and tragic.' – Daily Mail 'A whirlwind of a first novel...a wonderful blaze of eccentricity. Outstanding.' – Rose Tremain 'Our generation’s The Secret History' – Pendora 'Brilliantly written, deeply researched, funny, sharp and moving.' – Kate Williams, bestselling author of Josephine

Twentieth-Century Boy

Twentieth-Century Boy

Notebooks of the Seventies

  • Author: Duncan Hannah
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • ISBN: 1524733407
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 480
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A celebrated New York City painter's rollicking and vividly immediate account of his life amid the city's glamorous demimondes in their most vital era as an aspiring artist, roaring boy, dandy, cultural omnivore, and far-from-obscure object of desire. Duncan Hannah arrived in New York City from Minneapolis in the early 1970s as an art student hungry for experience, game for almost anything, and with a prodigious taste for drugs, girls, alcohol, movies, rock and roll, books, parties, and everything else the city had to offer. He also happened to be outrageously, androgynously beautiful, attracting the attention of the city's most prominent gay scenemeisters, who found his adamant heterosexuality a source of immense frustration. Taken directly from the notebooks Hannah kept throughout the seventies, Twentieth-Century Boy is a louche, sometimes lurid, and incredibly entertaining report from a now almost mythical time and place, full of outrageously bad behavior, naked ambition, gender-bending celebrities, fantastically good music and evaporating barriers of taste and decorum. At its center: a young man in the mix and on the make, determined to forge an identity for himself as an artist while being at risk from his own heedless appetites. A time capsule from a scary, seedy, but irresistible time and place.

Joe Eula: Master of Twentieth-Century Fashion Illustration

Joe Eula: Master of Twentieth-Century Fashion Illustration

  • Author: Cathy Horyn
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062387596
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Parish-Hadley

Parish-Hadley

Sixty Years of American Design

  • Author: Mrs. Henry Parish (II),Albert Hadley,Christopher Petkanas
  • Publisher: Little Brown & Company
  • ISBN: 9780316700320
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 181
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From the Kennedy White House to homes for the Astors, Rockefellers, de la Rentas and Gettys, the American firm Parish Hadley has set a standard for interior design over the last 60 years. Using the homes of famous clients, this book provides a room-by-room exploration of Parish Hadley design.

Yves Saint Laurent: The Scandal Collection, 1971

Yves Saint Laurent: The Scandal Collection, 1971

  • Author: Olivier Saillard,Dominique Veillon
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781419724657
  • Category:
  • Page: 176
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On 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 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 the textile and print samples, as well as sketches and international press clippings."