Yves Saint Laurent

"Fashions fade, style is eternal."

By: Zoe Brumer


Born: August 1, 1936
Died: June 1, 2008
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Life Synopsis:

-Yves Saint Laurent was a European fashion designer born in Oran, Algeria.
-As a teen, he left for Paris to work for designer Christian Dior and gained acclaim for his dress designs.
-In 1966, he launched his own fashion labels, where his adaptations of tuxedos for women garnered him fame.
-He was the first living designer to receive a solo exhibition in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1983.
-The Designer died in Paris on June 1, 2008 from brain cancer.
-Fashion Capital: Paris, France

Dresses Inducted into to Metropolitain Mueseum of Art

Paris Fashion Week: Yves Saint Laurent SS 2012 Show

Major Accomplishes

-In 1950, he submitted three sketches to a young designers contest. He got third place in that contest and was invited (and attended) the award ceremony in Paris.

-He was the first designer to use African-American models.
-He created the trapeze which is a loose, unbelted dress that is flared out from the shoulders.
-In 1961, he opened his own fashion house in Paris.
-He was head designer of Dior fashion house in Paris when he was 21, since Dior died of a heart attack.
-Yves Saint Laurent designed for Ballets de Roland Petit.

After YSL's Death

-Francesca Bellettini has been named the new CEO of Yves Saint Laurent
-Hedi Slimane, designs for Yves Saint Laurent
-Change the name of the fashion house to Saint Laurent Paris (SLP)
-Caused a lot of controversy

DIfferent Labels

Some Recent Designs