Synopses & Reviews
One of the most talented and influential couturiers of his time, Yves Saint Laurent began his career as Christian Diorand#8217;s protand#233;gand#233; and went on to become a legendary arbiter of twentieth-century style. Saint Laurentand#8217;s extraordinary taste went well beyond the world of fashion, and in this lavish volume, the eight splendid homes he shared with friend and lifelong business partner Pierre Bergand#233; are presented in immaculate detail. Notoriously shy, the designer and Bergand#233; lived in luxury, surrounded by incomparable collections of furniture and art. From the serene interiors of their apartment on the Rue Babylone to the incandescent beauty of the Villa Majorelle in Marrakech, Bergand#233; and Saint Laurentand#8217;s sensibilities come alive. Taken after Saint Laurentand#8217;s death in 2008, Ivan Terestchenkoand#8217;s photographs capture these exquisite surroundings in full, showcasing nineteenth-century French dand#233;cor, important paintings by modern and Romantic artists, and masterpieces of furniture, sculpture, and silver ranging from the Renaissance to the Art Deco era. Though the homes presented here are now empty, The Private World of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergand#233;
is a testament to a rare union of passion, elegance, and supreme connoisseurship. and#160; and#8220;The quintessence of very grand and highly personal French taste.and#8221;and#160;--Le Figaro
and#8220;As he did with fashion, Yves seized at one moment in time, a taste that was in the air, only to show his mastery. During the 1970s exoticism and Marrakech were currents in the air and St. Laurent became the authority. He was interested in Art Deco before it became fashionable, even before Andy Warhol and Karl Lagerfeld . . . St Laurentand#8217;s and Bergand#233;and#8217;s taste is an expression of a culture and is always a story. When they decorated a house it was no longer an ordinary house: it became a story to tell.and#8221;--Jacques Grange and#160; and#8220;Takes readers . . . inside all eight of the couple's spectacular homes, from Paris to Marrakech.and#8221;--Elle Decor
and#8220;Some of the most influential interiors of our time.and#8221;--Town and Country
and#8220;(A) beautiful glimpse into their private world.and#8221;--Habitually Chic
and#8220;A visually stunning book about a richly layered lifestyle built over the course of 40-plus years.and#8221;--Home Design with Kevin Sharkey
and#8220;(An) amazing book.and#8221;--Decorati Access Interior Design Magazine
and#8220;You'll agree that this is a book with which you will be enchanted. And if a little of that YSL flair rubs off on us, all the better.and#8221;--The Peak of Chic
and#160;and#8220;Terestchenkoand#8217;s photographs beautifully capture the opulence and eclecticism of their dwellings.and#8221;--Clear
and#8220;In this lavish volume, the eight splendid homes . . . are presented in immaculate detail.and#8221;--California Home + Design
and#8220;Sumptuously showcase(s) the eight immaculately designed homes (of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergand#233;).and#8221;--Elle
and#8220;A stunning book.and#8221; ~ ESFN
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andquot;Lovers of fashion and decor can experience a rare glimpse of both in this well done compilation.andquot;
Some of the most important people in fashionChanel, Alaïa, Yves Saint Laurent, Pucci, Kenzo, and Missoniare known for their public image and their iconic designs. But what kind of world have they cultivated behind closed doors? From France to Italy, from England to Morocco, come along on a private visit to the remarkable homes of couturiers, stylists, muses, and fashion personalities. Photographer Ivan Terestchenko shows the décor, works of art, and the personal collections of these legendary designers. Some interiors, such as Chanels apartment at 31 rue Cambon, are mythic, while others like those of Giorgio Armanis châlet or Vanessa Seward, Azzaros head designer, are completely unconventional. From minimal (Nicole Farhi) to exotic (Franca Sozanni), to a deceptively simple French apartment (Loulou de La Falaise), this book explores the spaces and places created by some of fashions biggest names.
Praise for "Beyond Chic"
"Photographer Ivan Terestchenko traveled the globe to capture the more than 200 images in this lush and inspiring bit of voyeurism." -- Details
Some of the most important people in fashionand#8212;Chanel, Alaand#239;a, Yves Saint Laurent, Pucci, Kenzo, and Missoniand#8212;are known for their public image and their iconic designs. But what kind of world have they cultivated behind closed doors? From France to Italy, from England to Morocco, come along on a private visit to the remarkable homes of couturiers, stylists, muses, and fashion personalities. Photographer Ivan Terestchenko shows the dand#233;cor, works of art, and the personal collections of these legendary designers. Some interiors, such as Chaneland#8217;s apartment at 31 rue Cambon, are mythic, while others like those of Giorgio Armaniand#8217;s chand#226;let or Vanessa Seward, Azzaroand#8217;s head designer, are completely unconventional. From minimal (Nicole Farhi) to exotic (Franca Sozanni), to a deceptively simple Frenchand#160;apartment (Loulou de La Falaise), this book explores the spaces and places created by some of fashionand#8217;s biggest names.
Praise for "Beyond Chic"
"Photographer Ivan Terestchenko traveled the globe--from Ottavio Missoni's Venetian Manse to Christian Louboutin's adobe home in Luxor, Egypt--to capture the more than 200 images in this lush and inspiring bit of voyeurism." -- Details "Photographer Ivan Terestchenko is known for his work photographing the homes of some of fashion's most notable names. Their iconic designs are well known, but what kind of style do they have behind closed doors? Take a peek into some seriously fashionable houses." -MarthaStewart.com
"Manolo Blahnik's house is like a pair of his shoes: elegant, well-proportioned and far more comfortable than it might appear. And it is appearances that are often at stake in Mr. Terestchenko's 19 beautiful photo essays on the homes of designers as varied as Azzedine Alaia, Vittorio Missoni, and Reed Krakoff." - Wall Street Journal
"Terestchenko opens doors to the homes of an extended collection of notable names in fashion....Beyond Chic: Great Fashion Designers at Home invites readers into the private homes of these very public tastemakers and a lustrous list of equally-inspiring courteriers, stylists, muses, and fashion personalities." -Veranda
"Terestchenko draws parallels between the aesthetics of renowned fashion companies and their creators' interior stylings. The visual study is more than just a discussion about decor." -Lonny
"Beyond Chic: Great Fashion Designers at Home by Ivan Terestchenko may just be the most beautiful book of the past few years." -From the Right Bank to the Left Coast
"People love to see the homes of fashion designers. In Beyond Chic: Great Fashion Designers at Home...Ivan Terestchenko takes readers into the private spaces of the late designers Coco Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent, as well as Azzedine Alaia and Vaness Seward, to name just a few." -Habitually Chic
"A fascinating look into the private residences of some of fashion's most influential designers, tastemakers, and stylists from photographer Ivan Terestchenko. This volume of eye candy spans both the globe and a wide array of dand#233;cor styles, highlighting the diversity of the residents and their corresponding brands." --Domainehome.com
Is dressing a home the same as dressing a body? Dressing the Home
attempts to answer that question, looking inside the homes of more than twenty of todayand#8217;s hottest fashion designers and revealing them to be incredibly talented interior designers as well. The designers include Christian Louboutin, Catherine Malandrino, Patrick Cox, Betsey Johnson, and Diane von Furstenberg, as well as Dolce and Gabbana, who wrote the foreword.
Author Marie Bariller precedes each interview with a brief biographical note summarizing the designerand#8217;s career and signature style on the runway. Through Guillaume de Laubierand#8217;s photographs and the designersand#8217; own words, the tone and dand#233;cor of each home is revealed.
Perfect for both the fashion and interior design enthusiast, Dressing the Home shows that the talents behind the worldand#8217;s most fashion-forward clothing and accessories have also created some of the worldand#8217;s most lavish and intriguing interiors.
The Selby Is in Your Place
was conceived when fashion and interiors photographer Todd Selby began taking portraits of dynamic and creative peopleand#151;authors, musicians, artists, and designersand#151;in their home environments and posting them on his web site. Nosy by nature, he wanted to see how personal style was reflected in private spaces. Lucky for us, he found his answer in the color-rich and eclectic quarters of a diverse group of subjects, including Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler, Faris Rotter, Andre Walker, and Olivier Zahm, in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Tokyo, Sydney, and London. Each profile is accompanied by Selbyand#8217;s watercolor portraits of the subjects and objects from their homes, and illustrated questionnaires, which Selby asks each sitter to fill out. This book consists of over thirty profiles, many of which have never-before-seen, selected exclusively for the book. The result is a collection of unique spaces bursting with energy and personality that together create a colorful hodgepodge of inspirational interiors.
About the Author
is an antiques dealer specializing in twentieth-century decorative arts and a journalist. and#160;He was formerly Paris correspondent for W
and Womenand#8217;s Wear Daily
and his work has appeared in Architectural Digest, Details, the International Herald Tribune
, and other major publications. He lives in Paris.
Photographer Ivan Terestchenko is an internationally renowned photographer whose work has appeared in several books and in W, Casa Vogue, World of Interiors, Elle Decor, and Architectural Digest.