Adult colouring books (such as Secret Garden) have exploded in popularity in recent years, embraced for their calming, therapeutic effect. This elegant, imaginative colouring book explores the dynamic, fanciful creations of iconic fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, who headed the House of Dior at the age of twenty-one before launching his own design house at age twenty-five. He became famous for the "beatnik" look in the '60s, as well as for creating the tuxedo suit for women, and his extraordinary life was the subject of a recent feature film, Saint Laurent.
The book's line drawings for colouring are based on many of the designer's original sketches for dresses over the years, accompanied by full-colour photos of the dresses for reference. In these pages, one can see the breadth and versatility of his creations; there are designs inspired by harlequins and the Carnival of Venice, Pop Art and Mondrian, and the cultures of Asia, Africa, and beyond. Colourists will in turn be inspired to match Saint Laurent's vivid creations, or to create chic new colour combinations of their own.
The Yves Saint Laurent Coloring Book is for fashionistas, colouring book enthusiasts, and others with an interest in the history of fashion and in the life of this extraordinary designer.
This book is produced in conjunction with the Fondation Pierre Berge-Yves Saint Laurent, dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of the House of Yves Saint Laurent.
Fondation Pierre Berge-Yves Saint Laurent was created to prolong the history of the House of Yves Saint Laurent. The foundation operates a public exhibition space in Paris.
The chicest stress reliever ever.
-Buzzfeed - Buzzfeed
What's instantly eye-catching about this book is how colorful it is before you start coloring. The illustrations are based on the original designs of Saint Laurent, and many of them have photos of the actual dresses for reference with a little bit of background information about the collections the dresses come from.
-Redeye (Chicago Tribune) - Redeye
Now you can add your own touch to YSL's iconic creations thanks to the Yves Saint Laurent Coloring Book. Let your imagination run wild as you trace over the designer's original sketches.
-Elle Canada - Elle Canada
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