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RETROSPECTIVE: YVES SAINT LAURENT
One of the Most Influential Designers of the 20th Century
Yves Saint Laurent born august 1936 and died june 1, 2008, was a French fashion designer, pioneer, visionary, risk taker and revolutionary. He is credited for rescuing the house of dior from ruin in 1957 at the age of 21 with the introduction of the “Trapeze” dress. this brought haute couture back to its former glory, and at the same time, he made ready-to-wear fashionable and desireable.
Yves Saint Laurent Retrospective Trapeze Dress In the 60’s and 70’s, he is credited for these trends: beatnik, safari jackets, tight trousers, tall thigh high boots, the classic tuxedo suit for women and in 1965 the mondrian collection.
Throughout his career, many collections received rave reviews by fans and the press, but he also stirred up controversy with others.
1983 – Saint Laurent became the first living fashion designer to be honored by the metropolitan museum of art with a solo exhibition. 2001 – Saint Laurent was awarded the rank of commander of the Légion d’Honneur by French president Jacques Chirac. 2007 – Saint Laurent was awarded the rank of grand officier de la Légion d’Honneur by French president Nicolas Sarkozy. Saint Laurent died June 1, 2008 of brain cancer at his home in Paris. He was survived by his mother and sisters.
The Yves Saint Laurent brand continues to push boundaries, thrive and is attracting younger clientele as the brand is seen as hip and cool.