Sheer Yves Saint Laurent

Emilie Hammen, Shazia Boucher, Domitille Eblé, Judith Lamas, Alice Coulon-Saillard, Sophie Henwood, Anne-Claire Laronde, Patricia Canino

Showcasing more than sixty pieces from the Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation and the Museum of Lace and Fashion collections, Sheer: Yves Saint Laurent highlights the designer’s mastery over transparent fabrics.

Published to celebrate a major exhibition at the Museum of Lace and Fashion, Calais, and Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris, this book will highlight Yves Saint Laurent’s pioneering work in lace and other sheer fabrics, revealing how the couturier was able to overturn codes of unveiling the female body.

Through some sixty beautifully photographed examples from the collections of the Pierre Bergé–Yves Saint Laurent Foundation and the Museum of Lace and Fashion, as well as drawings, photographs, and videos, Sheer demonstrates how Saint Laurent knew the effects of transparent fabrics and how to use them to present a new, powerful, and sensual feminine figure.

Contributors

Emilie Hammen

Author

Emilie Hammen is professor of fashion history & theory at Institut Français de la Mode.

Shazia Boucher

Author

Shazia Boucher is curator and deputy director at Cité de la dentelle et de la mode, Calais.

Domitille Eblé

Author

Domitille Eblé is manager of the graphic art collection, Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris.

Judith Lamas

Author

Judith Lamas is manager of the textiles and accessories collections, Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris.

Alice Coulon-Saillard

Author

Alice Coulon-Saillard is manager of the photographic collections, and press archives at Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris.

Sophie Henwood

Author

Sophie Henwood is collections manager at Cité de la dentelle et de la mode, Calais.

Anne-Claire Laronde

Author

Anne-Claire Laronde is director at Cité de la dentelle et de la mode, Calais.

Patricia Canino

Photographs By

Patricia Canino is a photographer and filmmaker based in Paris.