Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent
It is considered one of the most brilliant couturier of all time: Yves Saint Laurent died June 1 at the age of 71 in Paris.
In its 17 years, he participated in a competition of fashion in Paris and won the third place (in competition with the Hamburg young Karl Lagerfeld) and, in 1953, the young man went into the fashion capital for training of designer fashion and scene at the high school of the “Chambre Syndicale of Haute Couture”. In 1954, he was appointed assistant to Christian Dior. Three years after, he took over the business of the deceased.
At the burial of Dior, he made the acquaintance of her partner and later companion, Pierre Bergé. Between the two men will link a friendship for life – which will also at the beyond their liaison: shortly before the death of Yves, they are same in all tranquillity.
At the age of 21, the wunderkind of the fluidity of the Parisian fashion is the youngest fashion designer of Haute Couture of the world and his first collection “Trapeze line” is celebrated around the world. With funding from its marketing Chief, Pierre Bergé, he opened his own fashion store ‘society Yves Saint Laurent”(YSL) at the beginning of 1962. He has presented the first collection of his couture House. “The most beautiful clothes that can dress a woman are the arms of the man she loves. But for those who did not have the chance to find this happiness, I am there. »
Yves Saint Laurent has felt the need to issue the role of women: full for the woman, covers cut to straight lines, androgynous shapes and – the sensation of the year 1966 – the tuxedo for women; all his new ideas have shocked the world of fashion. For him, a big sphere of influence has been the contemporary art. He collected valuable images and painters were its masters of learning. The geometric patterns of Mondrian, pop grounds art, Picasso’s Cubism or the intoxicating colors of Matisse have translated into clothes.
In France, ‘YSL’ is considered to be an icon, former president François Mitterand Couturier made an ambadasseur of French culture in the world. But despite his fame and success, he remained timid, anxious and withdrawn from life. He did not many friends. In 1993, his biographer, criticism of fashion BB, outed its dependence for decades of years. Before the final of the 1998 World Cup, he presented at the Stade de France its mode of five decades with 300 models. The couturier made in 2002 his final farewell to the podium. At the end of his last fashion show, the public cheered him standing and Catherine Deneuve sang a love song to bid him farewell. He spent his last years in the private sphere.