Yves Saint Laurent




Birth Date: August 1, 1936
Nationality: Algeria
The iconic designer, Algerian of French descent passed away in 2008 after more than 50 years of influencing the world of fashion. One of the most influential French designers ever, YSL not only revived couture but made ready to wear (pret a porter) fashionable. He also was one of the first designers to use black and Asian models in his runway collections. The world mourned his passing and the fashion world paid a visual tribute with the August 2008 issue of Vogue Italia.

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Yves Saint Laurent
V Magazine (Editorial)
published: August 2008
photographer: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

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