In Contact with Life

“I’d really like to be in closer contact with life. I’m a little too distant, I guess. I like to place myself outside”

Yves Saint Laurent


Yves Saint Laurent photographed by François-Marie Banier


The Most Beautiful Clothes

“Le plus beau vêtement qui puisse habiller une femme,ce sont les bras de l’homme qu’elle aime.
Mais pour celles qui n’ont pas eu la chance de trouver ce bonheur, je suis là.”

(“The most beautiful clothes that can dress a woman are the arms of the man she loves.
But for those who haven’t had the fortune of finding this happiness, I am there.”)

Yves Saint Laurent


Betty Catroux, Yves Saint Laurent and Loulou de la Falaise at Rive Gauche boutique opening. London, 1969. Getty Images