Yves Saint Laurent

Kasia Struss was photographed by Tim Richardson for Dazed & Confused Magazine (stylist: Karen Langley ) on March 7, 2008 at Pier 59 Studios. The editorial is a Yves Saint Laurent special, celebrating Stefano Pilati‘s contribution to the house of Saint Laurent. A video of the shoot can be seen here.

Jerry Schatzberg ,fashion photographer and filmmaker, documented the first Yves Saint Laurent show. He saw the backstage world of the models, photographers such as William Klein & Helmut Newton, and editors such as American Vogue‘s Jessica Daves & Harper’s Bazaar‘s Diana Vreeland through his camera. The candid images from this series can be seen in the book Paris 1962: Yves Saint Laurent and Dior, Christian Dior, The Early Collections .

Lee Radziwill is a true fashion icon. She is a mother, sister, cousin, author, actress, model and inspiration. She lived through many public tragedies, yet always remained graceful, with a palpable sense of optimism. Lee had this to say about Yves Saint Laurent in 1962:

Q: You’re looking for simple things?
A:That’s right.

Q:People say Yves Saint Laurent isn’t easy to wear.
A:It’s very easy to wear. I should know my suit is Saint Laurent. It’s easy
to wear.

Q:Could US stores copy it?
A:Yes, But I hope not.

Q:Why’s that?
A:For myself! I don’t want the same suit, same dress, same coat as everyone