02 June 2008

Goodbye Yves Saint Laurent

Although this is mainly an interior design blog, I felt it necessary to write about late great fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, who died yesterday at the age of 71. His career spanned over five decades and started when he dropped out of the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture and went to work for Christion Dior at the age of 17.

Just a few of the things he brought to the fashion world are: trouser suits, safari jackets, the beatnik look, and thigh high boots. He was also one of the first designers to use black models. Though Saint Laurent designed for the catwalk, his work was so innovative that countless similar designs could be found on the highstreet. He created clothes for models and the everyday woman alike. That's what set him apart from so many fashion designers of the 20th century.

"We must never confuse elegance with snobbery."-Yves Saint Laurent

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