- Yves Saint-Laurent, was a French fashion designer
- He is the founder of his eponymous fashion label
- Find more facts about him below
|Real name:||Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent|
Yves Saint Laurent Height
|How tall was Yves Saint Laurent?||175 cm / 5 ft 9 in|
|Weight|| 66 kg / 146 lbs Comment
|Born:||01 August 1936 Comment |
|When did Yves Saint Laurent die? / Died||01 June 2008|
|How many years did Yves Saint Laurent live? / Lived||71 years|
|Where was Yves Saint Laurent born?||Oran, French Algeria|
|Where did Yves Saint Laurent die? / Deathplace ||Paris, France|
Yves Saint Laurent Net worth 2021 (estimated)
|How much is Yves Saint Laurent worth?||$500,000,000
|Hair color:||Redish blond|
Who was Yves Saint Laurent? / Facts
- Famous for - Being among the foremost fashion designers in the 20th century.
Saint Laurent approached fashion in a different perspective by wanting women to look comfortable yet elegant at the same time.
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.
- Early life - Saint Laurent was born in Oran, French Algeria, to French parents, Charles and Lucienne Andrée Mathieu-Saint-Laurent.
He grew up in a villa by the Mediterranean with his two younger sisters, Michèle and Brigitte.
Saint Laurent liked to create intricate paper dolls, and by his early teen years he was designing dresses for his mother and sisters.
- Education - At the age of 17, Saint Laurent moved to Paris and enrolled at the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, where his designs quickly gained notice.
- Dior's protégé - Michel De Brunhoff, the editor of French Vogue, introduced Saint Laurent to designer Christian Dior, a giant in the fashion world.
Under Dior's tutelage, Saint Laurent's style continued to mature and gain even more notice.
- Fashion design career debut - In 1953, Saint Laurent submitted three sketches to a contest for young fashion designers organised by the International Wool Secretariat. Saint Laurent won first place.
Subsequently, he entered the International Wool Secretariat competition again and won, beating out his friend Fernando Sánchez and young German student Karl Lagerfeld.
Dior saw some of his sketches and hired him on the spot.
- Head of House Dior - In October 1957 Dior died at a health spa in northern Italy of a massive heart attack, and Saint Laurent found himself at age 21 the head designer of the House of Dior.
In 1960, Saint Laurent found himself conscripted to serve in the French Army during the Algerian War of Independence.
He was in the military for 20 days, before being admitted to a military hospital, where he received news that he had been fired from Dior.
After his release from the hospital in November 1960, Saint Laurent sued Dior for breach of contract and won.
- Founding House YSL - After a period of convalescence, he and his partner, industrialist Pierre Bergé, started their own fashion house Yves Saint Laurent YSL with funds from American millionaire J. Mack Robinson.
The couple split romantically in 1976 but remained business partners.
His Paris salon was frequented by a posh clientèle including: Princess Lee Radziwill and her sister Jacqueline Kennedy.
Saint Laurent retired in 2002 and became increasingly reclusive, living at his homes in Normandy and Morocco with his pet French Bulldog Moujik.
- Awards and honors - In 1983, Saint Laurent became the first living fashion designer to be honoured by the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a solo exhibition.
In 2001, he was awarded the rank of Commander of the Légion d'Honneur by French president Jacques Chirac.
In 2007, he was awarded the rank of Grand officier de la Légion d'honneur by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
- Muses - Saint Laurent had numerous muses that inspired his work.
Chief among these was Victoire Doutreleau, Mounia, Loulou de la Falaise, Somali supermodel Iman, Betty Catroux, French actress Catherine Deneuve, Dutch actress Talitha Pol-Getty, top model Nicole Dorier, Guinean-born Senegalese supermodel Katoucha Niane, Togolese-born supermodel Rebecca Ayoko and supermodel Laetitia Casta, who was the bride in his shows in 1997–2002.
- Death - Saint Laurent died on 1 June 2008, of brain cancer at his residence in Paris.
A few days prior, he and Pierre Bergé had been joined in a same-sex civil union known as a Pacte civil de solidarité (PACS) in France.
The funeral attendees included former queen of Iran Farah Pahlavi, Bernadette Chirac, Catherine Deneuve, and President Nicolas Sarkozy with his wife Carla Bruni.
- Legacy - Forbes rated Saint Laurent the top-earning dead celebrity in 2009.
YSL's amassed fortune of $350 million after his death, placed the fashion icon ahead of the likes of Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley.
- Social media stats as of October 2020:
- 3.2M followers on Facebook
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- Chambre Sydicale de la Haute Couture, Paris, France
Dressing is a way of life.
I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.
We must never confuse elegance with snobbery.
Fashions fade, style is eternal.
Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.
I want to thank all the women who have worn my clothes, the famous and the unknown, who have been so faithful to me and given me so much joy.
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