schirmer mosel

Yves Saint Laurent is a shy young man of twenty-one when, in 1957, he is named successor to the legendary Parisian fashion creator Christian Dior. It is the beginning of a momentous career in which the novice, praised as child prodigy, makes it as ‘king of the couturiers’, the most celebrated and influential fashion designer of our time.

—Schirmer/Mosel, 1988

Photo by Irving Penn.