Celebrating 40 years of glamorous fashion and design, this officially authorized coloring book and sketchbook is based on the drawings and works of Yves Saint Laurent (1936–2008). This playful and unique memento allows for a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process of the YSL brand, as well as the chance for the reader to reimagine these famous designs. Yves Saint Laurent was more than just a stylist: He was a genius designer who reinvented the world of haute couture. From the beginning, YSL wanted his clothing to be accessible to women all over the world. His “Rive Gauche” collection was the first-ever ready-to-wear collection made by a haute couture designer. This collection became an iconic one that bridged the gap between haute couture and the clothes that women could actually wear. Prêt-à-Porter explores the behind-the-scenes process of this collection and includes original drawings and sketches by Yves Saint Laurent himself. The book is a unique collection of fashion inspiration and interactive design that allows readers to discover Yves Saint Laurent’s design methods in a coloring book that is both stylish and fun. Praise for YSL: PRÊT-À-PORTER: "YSL: PRÊT-À-PORTER pays tribute to Saint Laurent’s design career. But the interactive sketchbook also nods to the importance he placed on options, allowing readers to mix and match swatches to rework some of Saint Laurent’s pieces." – Time.com “Filled with pages of sketches, silhouettes, and patterns to excite the elementary schooler in us all, YSL: Prêt-À-Porter: Coloring, Activity, and Inspiration Book is simultaneously a historical document and an outlet for innovation.” —Refinery29 “It’s a coloring, activity and history book all-in-one, featuring Yves Saint Laurent’s sketches, close-ups of his prints and a deeper look into his design process in a way that’s fun and creative.” —Essence.com “It’s time for crayons and couture. Little ladies and the young at heart will swoon over YSL: Prêt à Porter—a coloring, activity and inspiration book based on master couturier Yves Saint Laurent’s sketches spanning 1936–2008.” —New York Daily News online “Ideal for budding fashion mavens.” – Women’s Wear Daily
Academy Award Nominee and Creative Director of Gucci, Legendary Fashion Icon and Gentleman Inspired Adult Coloring Book
Author: Pat Clayton
Thomas Carlyle Ford is an American fashion designer, film director, screenwriter, and film producer, known professionally as "Tom Ford". He launched his eponymous luxury brand in 2006, having previously served as the Creative Director at luxury fashion houses Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. Ford also directed the Academy Award-nominated films A Single Man (2009) and Nocturnal Animals (2016).
Welcome to Midlife Happy Hour! Elaine Ambrose boldly writes her latest kiss-my-attitude book as a sassy sequel to Midlife Cabernet. Ambrose shares her festive life experiences and career-crushing anecdotes as she explains how to remain relevant after age 50, why grown children make great travel companions, and how to balance midlife without falling over. Ambrose notes that her feminine mystique sprung a leak after years of competing as a funny female in a serious male job market. Now the hard work is done, and she invites midlife women to join her for Happy Hour.
The star pieces from fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent's art collection - including works by Cézanne, Picasso, Mondrian and Matisse - have been unveiled in the Grand Palais, Paris, ahead of what auctioneers have dubbed the art 'sale of the century.'Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé amassed the collection together before the designer's death in June 2008. The works, which had adorned the pair's Paris flats, the Chateau Gabriel in Normandy and their home in Morocco, include antiquities, Old Master and 19th-century paintings and drawings, Art Deco pieces and European furniture and art. Now Pierre Bergé has decided to sell the entire collection. It's the end of an era and the sale has already excited enormous interest and speculation. This book shows, for the first time, the collection in situ in the pair's homes. Although some pieces have been photographed separately in the past, they have never been photographed together, making this beautifully produced book the ultimate record of one of the 20th century's great collections.
The Britannica Book of the Year 2014 provides a valuable viewpoint of the people and events that shaped the year and serves as a great reference source for the latest news on the ever changing populations, governments, and economies throughout the world. It is an accurate and comprehensive reference that you will reach for again and again.
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
A famous international guide for tourists and business travelers is now available in an all-new updated edition, published in the U.S. for the first time. A witty, sometimes controversial and always entertaining consensus on all that is best in life--everything from quality necessities to jet-set fantasies.