Size: 46.25 x 61.25 inches
Notes: Poster, oversized, linen-backed
Artist: Yves Saint Laurent
About The Poster: This original poster was created for the 1986 exhibition at the Musée des arts décoratifs, a museum for the decorative arts in Paris. Featuring a masked figure dressed in red and black, the illustration was also used for the accompanying catalogue with a preface written by Edmonde Charles-Roux and over a hundred pages of Yves Saint Laurent's illustrations.
About The Artist: Yves Saint-Laurent (1936 – 2008) "was a French fashion designer and is regarded as one of the greatest names in fashion history. In 1985, Caroline Rennolds Milbank wrote, "The most consistently celebrated and influential designer of the past twenty-five years, Yves Saint Laurent can be credited with both spurring the couture's rise from its sixties ashes and with finally rendering rendy-to-wear reputable." He is also credited with having introduced the tuxedo suit for women and was known for his use of non-European cultural references, and non-white models." (Wikipedia)