Yves Saint Lauren

- We must never confuse elegance with snobbery

  • August 1,
  • 1936
  • Oran, Algeria
  • As a teen he left for Paris to work for designer Christian Dior
  • Started getting noticed for his dress designs
  • In 1966, he launched his own fashion labels
  • Rose to fame for his variations of tuxedos for women
  • He was the first living designer to receive a solo exhibition in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1983
  • He sold the ready-to-wear business to Gucci for some $1 billion in 1999 and shut down the couture house when he retired in 2002
  • Died of brain cancer June 1, 2008, Paris, France
Yves Saint Laurent Ready to Wear 2012 Vogue Fashion Week Runway Show
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