After working for Dior, Yves Saint Laurent launched his own fashion house in 1961, resulting from the love of two men: Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé.
From 1966, women’s fashion trends were revolutionized with the first female tuxedo. Thus, women are now “free” thanks to the arrival of women’s pants.
By 1973, Yves Saint Laurent began to diversify its activity by launching its first perfume, “Rive Gauche,” followed by skincare and make-up products as well as leather goods and accessories.
In 1999, Yves Saint Laurent was bought by the House of Gucci. Yves Saint Laurent himself passed away in 2008, but made an indelible impression on the world of fashion and became an inspiration for generations to come.
In March 2012, Hedi Slimane became the brand’s artistic director. For the introduction of the spring/summer 2013 collection, he changed the label’s name to Saint Laurent Paris, paying tribute to the 1966 Saint Laurent Rive Gauche collection.
Two biopics have been produced to tell the life story of this talented designer, with the role of Yves Saint Laurent being played by Gaspard Ulliel and Pierre Niney (Best actor, Oscar nomination).