Yves Saint Laurent

2 06 2008

August 1, 1936 – June 1, 2008

Yves Saint-Laurent

RIP Yves Saint-Laurent

Revolutionary French fashion designer, Yves Saint-Laurent has died at the age of 71 in Paris. The reclusive designer had been diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2007 and died yesterday.

He was known for making pants suits and tuxedos an acceptable and fashionable option for everyday women’s work wear and evening wear, respectively.

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He was also known for being the first designer to bring high fashion to the masses. His ‘ready-to-wear’ line, Rive Gauche, took his haute couture designs, added aspects of everyday fashion and created clothing that was easy to wear and easy to purchase.

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