Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent, known as Yves Saint Laurent (August 1, 1936 – June 1, 2008), was a French fashion designer, and is regarded as one of the greatest names in fashion history. 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." He is also credited with having introduced the tuxedo suit for women and was known for his use of non-European cultural references and use of ethnic models.

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).


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Fashions fade, style is eternal.
Yves Saint Laurent (b. 1936), French couturier. Andy Warhol's Interview (New York, April 13, 1975).
It pains me physically to see a woman victimized, rendered pathetic, by fashion.
Yves Saint Laurent (b. 1936), French couturier. Ritz (London, 1984), no. 85. In the same article, Saint Laurent described fashion as a "kind of vitamin for style."
A good model can advance fashion by ten years.
Yves Saint Laurent (b. 1936), French couturier. Ritz, no. 85 (London, 1984).

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