Yves Saint Laurent by Jéromine Savignon and Bernard Blistène


When I think of artists I usually think of painters, sculptors, and photographers. But what about people who work with fabric? Specifically clothing or fashion designers. Right now there are reality television shows about people creating clothing based on the perimeters of a specific challenge. Would you consider the contestants on these television shows to be artists? What about the designers who dress models that walk the runway? Or movie stars who walk down the red carpet? In Yves Saint Laurent by Jéromine Savignon and Bernard Blistène fashion designers are clearly defined as artists and many consider Yves Saint Laurent one of the greatest of them all. People are his canvases, fabrics of all kinds are his paints and the results are amazing masterpieces. His influences were from other artists such as Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Vincent Van Gogh and Piet Mondrian. For those who may still be skeptical about fashion as art, Yves Saint Laurent's (1936-2008) "work was recognized by fashion scholars as so fundamentally important to women's dress that a retrospective of his designs was held at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the first time the museum had honored a living designer." (New York Times June 2, 2008)


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