Yves Saint Laurent (August 1, 1936 – June 1, 2008)

Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent, known as Yves Saint Laurent , August 1, 1936 – June 1, 2008),[1] was a French fashion designer, and is regarded as one of the greatest names in fashion history.[2] In 1985, Caroline Rennolds Milbank wrote, "The most consistently celebrated and influential designer of the past twenty-five years, Yves Saint Laurent can be credited with both spurring the couture's rise from its sixties ashes and with finally rendering ready-to-wear reputable."[3] He is also credited with having introduced the tuxedo suit for women and was known for his use of non-European cultural references, and non-White models.[4]
Three documentaries have been made about Saint Laurent's life: David Teboul's "Yves Saint Laurent: His Life and Times" (2002), "Yves Saint Laurent: 5 Avenue Marceau 75116 Paris" (2002), and Pierre Thoretton's "L'Amour Fou" (2009).[5]

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