A new photography title exploring the life of YSL out in November
It's no secret we are partial to a YSL-themed coffee table book, and now, a new tome has captured our attention. Curated by photographer Roxanne Lowit, who spent time reminiscing about Yves Saint Laurent recently, "He had an aura that nobody would pierce," she recalled.
And she should know, having spent 24 years of taking his portrait and shooting his fashion shows, getting as closer to the couturier than most.
The petite New Yorker – with immaculate bob and all-black wardrobe included – would call him by his first name while everyone else addressed him as Monsieur Saint Laurent. She even managed to capture him smiling on several different occasions, no mean feat.
Lowit captured him at his atelier in his famous white lab coat, and at parties surrounded by the kind of colourful women he preferred such as Diana Vreeland and Nan Kempner. "He felt comfortable around me," she said.
Hundreds of her pictures are now collected in a new book, Yves Saint Laurent published by Thames & Hudson, set to hit stores in November.