YSL through time: Yves Saint Laurent's life in pictures

 
YSL through time: Yves Saint Laurent's life in pictures
© Sipa

Yves Saint-Laurent at work at his drawing table, 1961.

Born in 1936 in Oran (Algeria), Yves-Mathieu Saint-Laurent moved to Paris at the age of 17. He started out working as a design assistant at Christian Dior in 1955. Following Dior's sudden death in 1957, he took over the management of the Dior house.

In 1958, he met Pierre Bergé, who was to become his partner and business partner. Pierre helped Yves set up his own couture label in 1961. This photo shows Yves working on his first collection, which was an instant hit.




  
  

Fashion Editor
04/06/2008
Rank this page: 

Don't miss...
44 Pinterest Worthy Home Offices To Inspire The Girl Boss In YouPlay Our 2048 Game!
Dad Goals! The Cutest Celebrity DadsCelebrity Men with Glasses
Latest… 22/07/2017
Fashion News
Guides
Videos
A Lesson In How To Style Stripes Like You're A Jean Paul Gaultier Advert
Primark Recalls Men's Flip-flops Over Fears They Contain A Cancer-causing Chemical
Yup, Hairy Leggings Are Now A Thing
These Adidas Pizza Trainers Are Either Going To Make You Hungry Or Horrify You
All Fashion news
The Ultimate Style Advice For Women With Small Breasts
Delicate Work: How To Take Care Of Your Underwear
Style Advice All Petite Women Should Live By
Style Advice Women With Big Breasts Need To Know
See all Fashion guides
Vivienne Westwood Red Label catwalk video
See all Fashion videos
 

Don't miss out!

...Join our newsletter
Get the sofeminine latest straight to your inbox
  OK
Find us on...