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Yves Saint Laurent: Gold 

by Yvane Jacob (Abrams £35, 192pp)

Yves Saint Laurent: Gold by Yvane Jacob (Abrams £35, 192pp)

Yves Saint Laurent: Gold by Yvane Jacob (Abrams £35, 192pp)

‘All that glitters is not gold’ is an accusation that can’t be levelled at Yves Saint Laurent, as this companion to the GOLD by YSL exhibition in Paris proves. 

When in New York and life is absent of gold, Joan Juliet Buck, former editor-in-chief of French Vogue, explains in her introduction how she finds solace in the Met Museum’s ‘resplendent shells of the warriors of vanished empires’. 

Saint Laurent created his own golden armour: ‘I had noticed that men were much more confident in their clothes. So I sought… to give women the same confidence.’ 



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