Visual Digest: Yves Saint Laurent

A visual glance of memorable pictures and moments of places and people. 

A brief history into some of the early key points that shaped his career.


Born in Algeria on 1 August 1936, Yves Saint Laurent joined the House of Dior as a 19 year old Head Assistant in 1955.


In 1957 – At age 21, Yves Saint Laurent was appointed head designer at Christian Dior.


In 1961, aged 25, he launched his eponymous label Yves Saint Laurent after he was fired from the House of Dior, following a highly unsuccessful  season in 1960 and a stint in the army.

“The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy”. – Yves Saint Laurent 





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