Monday, August 1, 2011

An Ode to Yves...

Seventy five years ago today, Yves Saint Laurent was born into the world and quickly emerged as one of the world's most influential designers. His death on June 1st of 2008 was a sad day, but his legacy will live on forever in the realm of fashion.
Yves sketching designs in chalk after being named Christian Dior's successor in 1957.
Yves adjusts a dress on Farah Dibah, the wife of the Shah of Iran, 1959.
A dress inspired by Piet Mondrian, 1965.
YSL Pop art dress 1966.

Yves with two models outside of his "Rive Gauche" ready-to-wear shop in 1969.
YSL was a master of tailoring, and brilliant at making traditional male cuts feminine.
YSL working from home in 1968.
YSL Bridal look 1968's Spring-Summer collection: bra and panties made with flowers and a tulle veil.
PVC Coat with Knitted Sleeves 1966.
1968 Winter/Fall Collection.
Portrait of YSL 1985.

I am sure we can all agree that Yves Saint Laurent was one of the best male designers in the last 100 years, and for that we thank him.


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