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Yves Saint Laurent (1936–2008)

Brenda Polan

Brenda Polan is a fashion writer, editor, lecturer and academic. She was formerly fashion editor and women’s page editor of The Guardian and has since written for all Britain’s major newspapers and many magazines. She was until recently Programme Director (Media) at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Roger Tredre

Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Communication, at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. Prior to his academic career, he worked in newspaper fashion journalism and was the first Editor-in-Chief of WGSN, the online fashion trends and research business. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Great Fashion Designers : From Chanel to McQueen, the names that made fashion history

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...Sheer blouse, Yves Saint Laurent, 1968. Photo: Jean-Claude Deutsch/Paris Match Archive via Getty Images.Saint Laurent perfectly answered the moods and needs of his time.Yves Saint Laurent was, in the words of the man closest to him, born...
...Yves Saint Laurent’s Spring/Summer 1991 show was presented at Paris Fashion Week. The collection demonstrated Saint Laurent’s famed modern and iconic garments, particularly in the use of tailored and single- and double-breasted jackets...
...Yves Saint Laurent's Autumn/Winter 1993 show was presented at Paris Fashion Week. Models such as Shalom Harlow, Tyra Banks and Kate Moss walked the runway wearing signature Saint Laurent style tailored garments layered in complex...

Historical Influences on Contemporary Fashion Design

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Fashion designers regularly draw inspiration from historical influences, which they appropriate and reinterpret for the modern consumer, often while making a deeper commentary about the current era by referencing the ideals of the past...
...Yves Saint Laurent's Spring/Summer 1992 show was presented at Paris Fashion Week. Ladylike, yet youthful and playful looks came down the runway in pastels and primary colors, emblazoned in summertime prints such as flowers, sails...
...Yves Saint Laurent's Autumn/Winter 1992 show was presented in Paris. Models were styled in double breasted coats, tailored trousers, A-line skirts and gold and black animal print dresses. The show also featured patchwork-printed tweed...