Yves Saint Laurent
was born Aug. 1, 1936 in the Algerian coastal city of Oran in the family of French aristocrats. In 1953, when he was 17 years old, he went to Paris. Laurent
entered the fashion world quickly and safely: he entered the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture school; won first prize in the competition for Vulmark he created cocktail dress, thanks to strong recommendations by Michel de Bryunhoffa - chief of the French edition of "Vogue" - got the opportunity to work side by side with Christian Dior,
. In 1955, Yves Saint Laurent
, when he was assistant to Dior, created his first evening toilet. Christian Dior in 1957, died, leaving the head of his young fashion houses Yves Saint Laurent
, who was only 21 years old. He inherited an empire Dior, and then created and adopted its own style of "sensual elegance".
Young prince crowned, not even seeing his first independent collection. He released it in 1958, stunned the world a wonderful invention - a silhouette of "trapeze". The Paris press is jubilant: Dior's throne will remain empty!
In I960, he was drafted into the army. He served less than a year.
In 1961, together with Berge Yves Saint Laurent
opened his own house.
The first fragrance from Yves Saint Laurent
was introduced in 1964 - women's spirits with a short name of "Y". In 1966 fashion designer created a line of tuxedos.
He directed its efforts towards the Pret-a-porte, opened a boutique YSL Rive Gauche in Paris. Laurent
drew for the Speaker of humor and created costumes and scenery for theater, ballet and film. Laurent
, Catherine Deneuve wore in the film by Luis Bonelo.
For his work he was awarded the "Oscar". For his stunning collection of 1968 "Saharienne" Saint Laurent
uses folk style and the style "safari".
Soft warm climate and picturesque exotic vegetation from year to year, inspire the artist to create his ethnic collections.
In 1971, Yves Saint Laurent
literally shocked the fashion critics of his new collection of "40s". House of Yves Saint Laurent
introduced the "continuation" of his collection of Pret-a-porte, 1966 - spirits of the same name Rive Gauche.
In the same year, Yves Saint Laurent
presented his first men's fragrance - eau de cologne on "Pour Hommes".
In 1975, he invited the ladies dandy style, marked by the editor of Vogue, one of the first predrekshey Saint Laurent
special place in Olympus Fashion.
In 1977, another sensation from Yves Saint Laurent
- Opium perfume fragrance Pocar Women. Spirits vanished from shelves. Everyone wanted to buy this fragrance. Today, as forty years ago, says the master of the world's elegance and charm. He honors the tradition. Yves Saint Laurent
found a receiver, a young American designer Albert Elbaza. Now collections pret-a-porter under the name House of Yves Saint Laurent
will create it. Yves Saint Laurent
, announced that he would not do more pret-a-porter. He's going to, as in his youth to devote himself to haute couture.
History of Yves Saint Laurent
August 1, 1936.
Birth of Yves
Mathieu Saint Laurent
in Oran, French Algeria.
Moving Saint Laurent
in Paris and the presentation of his first sketches in the magazine "Vogue".
1955. Yves Saint Laurent
- Assistant Christian Dior.
Artdirektor House "Dior" after the death of Christian Dior.
Getting Started with Pierre Berge.
Opening of the Saint Laurent
and Berge fashion house Yves Saint Laurent
The first haute couture fashion shows under the name "Yves Saint Laurent
Starting perfume YSL.
1966. Presentation of the first female tuxedo.
The world's first company's pret-a-porter, Yves Saint Laurent
Rive Gauche ".
Participation in the film by Luis Buц¦uel, Belle de Jour ".
Making the collection "Russian Seasons" in explanation of Diaghilev Entreprise.
Retrospective House "Yves Saint Laurent
in New York.
Creative retrospective at the Museum of Fine Arts in Beijing.
Rewarding Yves Saint Laurent
Order of the Legion of Honor.
The acquisition of Saint-Laurent
and Berge, with the support of the Italian businessman Carlo de Benedetti, the rights to commercialize perfume YSL.
Exhibit "28 years of creativity by Yves Saint Laurent
" in Moscow (Pushkin Museum) and in Leningrad (Hermitage).
Sponsorship Yves Saint Laurent
exhibition "Russian Historical Costume" from the treasury of the Hermitage, organized in Paris.
Entry YSL in pharmaceutical giant Elf-Sanofi ".
Presentation of Saint-Laurent
with the support of the website Fashion Live's first online fashion show.
Care of the capital YSL holding Elf-Sanofi and futile negotiations over entry into the YSL luxury goods holding company LVMH.
Buying fashion house YSL businessman Francois Pinault. The dismissal of the new masters of the 350 employees Fashion House.
The appearance of the head of Yves Saint Laurent
Rive Gauche "American Tom Ford.
Announcement of the resignation of Yves Saint Laurent
fashion house and closing. The dismissal of 150 employees YSL.
January 22, 2002. Introduction to the Pompidou Center last collection of Yves Saint Laurent
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