Yves Saint Laurent Inside Out: A Creative Universe Revealed

Carlos Muñoz Yagüe, Philippe Garner

An intimate exploration of Yves Saint Laurent’s creative world, captured by photographer—and son of the couturier’s righthand woman, Anne-Marie Muñoz— Carlos Muñoz Yagüe.

Yves Saint Laurent: Inside Out presents an extraordinarily intimate look into the fascinating world of creativity in the latter, sumptuous phase of Yves Saint Laurent's career, between 1989 and his final collection in 2002.

The volume offers a comprehensive and multifaceted exploration of the life of an haute couture house: from informal, atmospheric portraits of Saint Laurent at work in his studio, drawing and creating, to the behind-the-scenes work of the "petites mains" in the ateliers, the skilled army of artisans whose activity is rarely documented. World-famous models also feature, captured during pre-collection fittings in the house's grandiose salons and in electric backstage moments before the shows.

Photographer Carlos Muñoz Yagüe's private archives—letters, documents, drawings, and ephemera—show the life that he enjoyed as a "fly on the wall" in this rarefied universe and are published here for the first time.

A moving and visually stunning tribute to the iconic Yves Saint Laurent house as you've never seen it before, Yves Saint Laurent: Inside Out is a must-have for the designer's many fans and for fashion and photography enthusiasts everywhere. 


Carlos Muñoz Yagüe


Carlos Muñoz Yagüe is a photographer, photojournalist, and documentary filmmaker.

Philippe Garner

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Philippe Garner is an internationally acknowledged authority on photography and twentieth-century decorative arts and design. A former deputy chairman of Christie's auction house, he has written extensively on these subjects and most notably on the great photographers of fashion. Garner is a recipient of the Royal Photographic Society's award for Outstanding Service to Photography.