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Yves Saint Laurent: Dreams of the Orient

Aurélie Samuel, Madison Cox, Charles Ange Ginesy

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A unique visual journey exploring Asia's influence on Yves Saint Laurent

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Yves Saint Laurent was always fascinated by the art and culture of Asia. Taking his cue from elegant brocades, lavish embroidered silks and delicate lacquerwork, he used his collections to construct his own imaginary vision of the East, a dreamlike realm of luxury and delight. Influences from India, China and Japan are brought together here in a glittering showcase of Asian-inspired couture, alongside the designer’s original sketches and a selection of striking art objects from his personal collection.



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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 28.4 x 19.5 cm

Extent: 220 pp

Publication date: 1 November 2018

ISBN: 9780500022283

Contents List

Introduction • India • China • Opium • Japan

About the Author

Aurélie Samuel is Director of Collections at the Yves Saint-Laurent museums in Paris and Marrakesh.

Olivier Flaviano is the Director of the Yves Saint-Laurent Museum in Paris.

List of Contributors

Olivier Flaviano