I’ve known photographer Roxanne Lowit for more years than I care to count. She’s been shooting fashion and the New York social scene for decades and save for Patrick McMullen or Bill Cunningham, no one can touch her archive or eye. She’s a no-nonsense charmer and her friendship with the late genius of fashion, Yves Saint Laurent has produced a new book, published by Thames & Hudson. From 1978, when she first met YSL, to the last show he gave in 2002, it represents Lowit’s backstage look at Saint Laurent’s shows: whether surrounded by the top models or peeking out at the catwalk from the wings, every moment was a photo opp. Steven Kasher Gallery opens an exhibit of the work next week. October 29th – November 4th at Steven Kasher‘s new space at 515 West 26th Street New York.