As chillier temps settle in and we transition into full autumn, we can't think of a better getaway than a visual transport to North Africa. Yves Saint Laurent: A Moroccan Passion, a billet doux to the late designer by his lifelong partner Pierre Bergé, is an idyllic collection of journal entries (penned in Bergé's handwriting), sketches, and photographs that will whisk you away to an earlier time.
The captivating locale where the couple made their home in the '60s still evokes images of spice markets, artistic craftsmanship, and rich landscapes. Morocco has set the stage for some of Hollywood's most magical films—The Man Who Knew Too Much, Lawrence of Arabia, and Gladiator—and also shaped some of Saint Laurent’s most exquisite designs, including the luxe boho trend whose influence we still see in runway collections. With two biopics about the designer released this year, this collection is just one of many tributes to inspire both your wardrobe and your senses.
Scroll below for a sneak peek into images from the book, available for purchase online ($22; amazon.com) and in bookstores now.
Saint Laurent in Morocco in the cotton garments he sported throughout his life when at home:
Saint Laurent with longtime friend and fashion editor Marian McEvoy:
A sketch Saint Laurent rendered of a garden—just one of countless drawings he created for pleasure: