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Yves Saint Laurent

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Birthday
1, 1936
Birthplace
Algeria
Death Date
Jun 1, 2008 (71)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
1, 1936
Birthplace
Algeria
Death Date
Jun 1, 2008 (71)

About

Former French, luxury fashion designer and icon who has often been regarded as one of the most influential designers in world history.

Before Fame

He studied at the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture in Paris before landing his first design job with Christian Dior.

Trivia

He was one of the first designers to use ethnic runway models in his shows.

Family Life

He was romantically linked to Pierre Berge, whom he founded Yves Saint Laurent YSL with. They later split in 1976.

Associated With

In 2015, his haute couture collection was revived by creative director Hedi Slimane.