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Yves Saint Laurent Quotes


Yves Saint Lauren Yves Saint Lauren was one of the great European fashion designers of the twentieth century with his outfits being the attire of choice for everything from royal weddings to Hollywood movies and the catwalks of Paris, New York, London and Milan. In 1953, upon seeing Laurens fashion sketches Christian Dior hired him on the spot and he became his protege that would soon become the head designer of the House of Dior at the tender age of 21. He went on to start his own label bearing his own name that he built up into a billion dollar fashion empire. He was largely responsible for bridging the fashion gap between high end couture and ready to wear by balancing a comfortable fit with his elegant designs. His brand name still lives on after his death and he has featured in the Forbes rich list for posthumous earnings putting him on a par with Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley. Over the years he spoke some both insightful and delightful words about fashion so here is my compilation of eight of the best Yves Saint Lauren quotes.
  • Mini Bio
  • Name: Yves Saint Lauren
  • Born: 1st August 1936, Oran, French Algeria
  • Died: 1st June 2008, Paris, France
  • Occupation: Fashion designer
  • Label: Yves Saint Laurent YSL
  • Muses: Catherine Deneuve who he famously dressed for many of her movies, the French model Victoire Doutreleau, the supermodels Iman; Katoucha Niane; Rebecca Ayoko and Laetitia Casta and his long time fashion muse Loulou de la Falaise
  • Trivia: He was a fashion design protégé of Christian Dior

"Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it"

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"The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy"

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"Fashion comes and goes, but style is eternal"

Yves Saint Laurent

"Dior fascinated me, I couldn't speak in front of him. He taught me the basis of my art"

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"Without elegance of the heart, there is no elegance"

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"I prefer to shock rather than to bore through repetition"

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"Chanel freed women, and I empowered them"

Yves Saint Laurent

"We must never confuse elegance with snobbery"

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