Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior: The Early Collections
Rizzoli International Publications, Hardcover, 9780847831289, 168pp.
Publication Date: April 29, 2008
On assignment for Esquire magazine in 1962, fashion photographer and filmmaker Jerry Schatzberg documented the ultra-exclusive world of French haute couture in stunning photographs of famous fashion icons. All the glamour and drama of the runway is presented, including images of Yves Saint Laurent’s first collection after leaving Dior, as well as tastemakers such as Diana Vreeland and American Vogue editor Jessica Daves mingling in the chic crowds. As an insider, Schatzberg was permitted entry into the private, behind-the-scenes world of the models and photographers, which he reveals in candid images of renowned photographers such as Helmut Newton, William Klein, Hiro, and Norman Parkinson perfecting their glamour shots.Schatzberg’s images embody an era in fashion history, and document the glamour, intrigue, and opulence of the Parisian runway shows. With an eye for subtle moments of elegance, drama, and humor, Schatzberg captures the essence of the period’s style and grace.
"...youth and fashion, both fleeting by nature, are
frozen, perfectly preserved for fashionistas and photography buffs alike."
"...in this collection, (Schatzberg's) work perfectly conveys the drama, candor and elegance of the era."
~Metro Source NY
"...Schatzberg's candid photographs...captures the short tempers, big egos and high drama of a world on the brink of a fashion revolution." ~ForbesLife
"...the perfect coffee table book for all you voyeuristic fashionistas who swoon for City of Lights golden age nostalgia." ~Hollywood Life