Yves Saint Laurent
Birth date: August 1, 1931
Brand Name: Yves Saint Laurent
Labels: Yves Saint Laurent
Other Product Lines: Fragrances, Cosmetics, Eyewear
In 1955, Yves Saint Laurent was hired as a design assistant by Christian Dior. His spectacular career launched after he was appointed as Dior’s successor, following the designer’s sudden death. In 1961, Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Berge founded their own fashion house. Although his first collection received moderate reviews, he went on to take Paris by storm in 1965 with his famed "Mondrian" dresses. Over the years, fashion greats such as Alber Elbaz and Tom Ford have headed the YSL fashion empire. Since 2012, Hedi Slimane has been appointed creative director at YSL, rebranding the fashion house as Saint Laurent and controversially moving the design studio from Paris to Los Angeles.