TBT: Yves Saint Laurent

For the blog's first #ThrowBackThursday, I decided to focus on the late great designer Yves Saint Laurent.

Saint Laurent, the French fashion designer who passed in 2008, is one of the most exalted names in fashion and couture.  Known as fashion's first enfant terrible (see Marc Jacobs, John Galliano), he started designing at the house of Dior when he was only 21.  After taking over the house after Christian Dior's passing, he set out to begin his own namesake line.  With the help of his longtime partner Pierre Berge, Saint Laurent rocketed to the absolute top of the fashion world with his groundbreaking designs: women in sexy black dresses, women in tuxedos, the famous Le Smoking.  Saint Laurent was a man with impeccable taste and insurmountable talent, an asset to the fashion world.

Different adaptations of Le Smoking, the tuxedo that introduced women to menswear.

Saint Laurent with two of his muses and close friends, Loulou de la Falaise and Betty Catroux (L to R).

The infamous couple, Saint Laurent and Berge.

Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld.


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