Yves Saint Laurent: A Moroccan Passion

Yves Saint Laurent: A Moroccan Passion

By Pierre Bergé
Illustrator Lawrence Mynott
Translator José Abete


Price: $35.00

  • Publication Date: September 9, 2014
  • Imprint: La Martinière/Abrams
  • Trim Size: 8 14 x 11 58
  • ISBN: 9781419713491
  • Page Count: 92
  • Illustrations: color and black-and-white illustrations throughout
  • Rights: World English

In this facsimile of a handwritten leather-bound journal, Pierre Bergé, the longtime partner of Yves Saint Laurent, remembers their life together

In this handwritten, personal memoir, Pierre Bergé recalls his life with Yves Saint Laurent in Morocco. He remembers their arrival in Marrakech in 1966, their first home purchased together, and their exploration of Morocco and its fascinating light. He remembers friends—Loulou de La Falaise, Fernando Sánchez, Andy Warhol, Betty Catroux—who, like them, chose to live in Morocco, or who accompanied them on their adventure. He awakens the past with personal photographs, many published for the first time, and drawings and watercolors by Lawrence Mynott that evoke the magic of Morocco. This moving, intimate book, bound to resemble a leather journal, offers a rare glimpse into the personal life of the celebrated designer, revealing how Morocco’s vibrant culture and extraordinary landscapes inspired some of YSL’s greatest collections.


“An idyllic collection of journal entries (penned in Bergé’s handwriting), sketches, and photographs that will whisk you away to an earlier time.”
“Mesmerizes with its exotic imagery and the intimate memories of its author, Saint Laurent’s lifelong partner.”
Tribune Newspapers

About the author

Pierre Bergé was the longtime partner of Yves Saint Laurent, in life and in business.
Lawrence Mynott is one of the top illustrators, designers and portrait painters of his generation