Yves Saint Laurent in his apartment in 1972, with a model embodying his thoughts of how a woman wants to dress and feel in modern times. The designer was at his peak creatively, and it shows in the confidence of this picture by Helmut Newton.
For Saint Laurent then, integrity meant not just staying true to one’s self but having the courage to change.
"I always react against anything that becomes too in. I break away from everything, even things of my own creation." Wise words indeed. Photo from Vogue, November 1972.