Yves Saint Laurent Inside Out A Creative Universe Revealed

Phillippe Garner, 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 Saint Laurent’s career, between 1988 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 Yves 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. The house’s world- famous models also feature, captured during pre-collection fittings in the house’s grandiose salons and in electric backstage moments before the shows.

Drawing on photographer Carlos Munoz Yagüe’s private archive materials—letters, documents, drawings, and ephemera—that he collected as a “fly on the wall” at the atelier, the rarefied universe illustrated here situates the YSL protagonists in a new light.

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 fashion and photography enthusiasts everywhere.


Phillippe Garner

Introduction and Notes By

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.

Carlos Muñoz Yagüe

Photographs By

Carlos Munoz Yagüe is a photographer and documentary filmmaker.