Monday, June 2, 2008
a lengend passes: ysl.
few gentlemen have been as influential in 20th century fashion as yves saint-laurent. born in algeria in 1936, saint-laurent moved to paris as a teenager to work for the house of christian dior and soon after started his own house YSL.
he headlined the ready-to-wear movement, indroducing masculine elements into the mainstream for women, incorporating ethnic detailing, merging socialites and fashion, being the first to break down barriers by using black models in his runway shows, yves saint-laurent has left an incredible legacy in the fashion community.
saint-laurent passed away this sunday, june 1st. he was 71.