Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008) and Halston (1932-1990) are two of the biggest names in 20th-century fashion. Their designs – chic, sexy and glamorous – came to exemplify the 1970s, a singular and dynamic era in fashion history. Inspired by menswear, foreign cultures and wide-ranging historical periods, and employing new fabrics, YSL and Halston together crafted a new and distinctly modern way of dressing. This fascinating publication is the first to examine the careers and work of these two designers side by side.
This catalogue accompanies the show Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the ’70s at The Museum at FIT in New York. This is the first exhibition to juxtapose the work of these two fashion icons, and to analyse the way they dealt with similar themes and aesthetics during the height of their careers. Both designers are equally represented in the show by the approximately 80 ensembles and 20 accessories that are arranged thematically in an environment designed to evoke the style of this singular, dynamic era in history.
Can’t make the show? Don’t miss the catalogue. Take a sneak peek inside here: