Yves Saint Laurent

Fashions of Yves Saint Laurent

Life of Yves Saint Laurent


Yves Saint Laurent was born in 1935 on august 1st in Oran, France. He had two older sisters that he designed dressers for and at the age of 18 he moved to pair and enrolled in Chambre Syndicale de la Couture. He was later introduced there to editor of French Vogue, Christian Dior.

What made him famous

While in school he won the International Wool Secretariat contest for his cocktail dress design in 1954. This then started his career, after Christian Dior passed away Yves Saint Laurent landed the job of Haute Couture designer in 1957.

Main style of YSL line

His style is mostly ready to wear and very glamorous.

Yves Saint Laurent depute

1962 was his depute where he launched his own line "YSL" and is most famous for the "le smoking" tuxedo jacket.

Interesting facts

*Yves Saint Laurent left home at the age of 17 to work for the French designer Christian Dior.

*Considered one of the greatest figures in French Fashion in the 20th century.

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