Adult coloring books (such as Secret Garden) have exploded in popularity in recent years, embraced for their calming, therapeutic effect. This elegant, imaginative coloring 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 sixties, as well as creating the tuxedo suit for women, and his colorful life was the subject of a recent feature film, Saint Laurent.
The book’s line drawings for coloring are based on many of the designer’s original sketches for dresses over the years, accompanied by full-color photos of original 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. Colorists will in turn be inspired to match St. Laurent’s vivid creations, or to create chic new color combinations of their own.
The Yves Saint Laurent Coloring Book is for fashionistas, coloring 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 Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent, dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of the House of Yves Saint Laurent.