Yves Saint Laurent

Film costumer designer

1936 – 2008

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Who was Yves Saint Laurent?

Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent, known as Yves Saint Laurent, was a French fashion designer, and is regarded as one of the greatest names in fashion history. In 1985, Caroline Rennolds Milbank wrote, "The most consistently celebrated and influential designer of the past twenty-five years, Yves Saint Laurent can be credited with both spurring the couture's rise from its sixties ashes and with finally rendering ready-to-wear reputable." He is also credited with having introduced the tuxedo suit for women and was known for his use of non-European cultural references, and non-White models.

Three documentaries have been made about Saint Laurent's life: David Teboul's "Yves Saint Laurent: His Life and Times", "Yves Saint Laurent: 5 Avenue Marceau 75116 Paris" and Pierre Thoretton's "L'Amour Fou". In 2014, two movies, Saint Laurent and Yves Saint Laurent, focused on his life.

Famous Quotes:

  • We must never confuse elegance with snobbery.
  • I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.

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Born
Aug 1, 1936
Oran
Also known as
  • YSL
  • Yves Henri Donat Mathieu Saint Laurent
  • Yves St. Laurent
  • Yves Saint-Laurent
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Employment
  • Founder, Saint Laurent Paris
    (1962 - 2002)
  • Christian Dior S.A.
    (1957 - 1962)
Died
Jun 1, 2008
Paris

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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