YVES SAINT LAURENT (1961–2002)

Finding your own style is not easy, but once found it brings complete happiness. It gives you self-confidence, always.

Yves Saint Laurent and his life partner Pierre Berge founded their Fashion House in 1961. They had almost no capital at the beginning but a huge love for fashion and women themselves. YSL has been the first French fashion house that launched ready-to-wear collection (1967).

Yves Saint Laurent Fashion House popularized trends such as the beatnik look, safari jackets for men and women, tight trousers, tall, thigh-high boots and arguably the most famous classic tuxedo suit for women. Michael Korse said: “Every woman in the world, sometimes without even knowing it, has something in her closet inspired by Yves Saint Laurent.”

You can find out more about Yves Saint Laurent in the following literature: “Living for design: Yves Saint Laurent” by Florence Chenoune and Farid Muller, “Yves Saint Laurent” by Roxanne Lowit, “Yves Saint Laurent: Style” by Foundation Pierre Berge – Yves Saint Laurent, “Yves Saint Laurent’s Studio: Mirror and Secrets” by Jérômine Savignon or “Yves Saint Laurent: A Biography” by Alice Rawsthorn.

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