Yves Saint Laurent started on his path to becoming one of the world's most important designers at the age of 21, when he took over as head of the House of Dior. Four years later, together with Pierre Berge, his partner and the author of this intriguing book, Yves Saint Laurent opened his eponymous house--forever changing the way women dress. No other couturier has produced as many styles that have become part of the grammar of fashion. And, Saint Laurent's ready-to-wear collections, revolutionary in their time, brought a previously exclusive brand of glamour to a large and receptive public. This illustrated volume presents vibrant photographs of his most important designs and a personal text honoring his legacy.