Yves Saint Laurent

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Yves Saint Laurent
France
Yves Henri Donat Matthieu Saint Laurent was born in 1936 in Oran, Algeria.   His family was considered to be pretty well off, but Saint Laurent did nnot have an easy childhood.  He was bullied at school for being different and seeming to be a homosexual.  As a result,  he grew up a very sick and nervous child.  He kept pretty much to himself and found solace in art and fashion.  In his early teens, he designed dresses for his mother and sisters and by the age of 17 his mother set up a meeting with French Vogue, and opened up new doors for him, and went off to meet Christian Dior, who became his mentor.

In 1960, he went back to Algeria to fight for its country’s independence but when he came back to Paris, he was disappointed to find out that his job at Dior was no longer available.  Saint Laurent became extremely distraught and sued for breach of contract and won. Consequently, the designer was able to open his own fashion house, with his partner Pierre Berge.

In 1964, the designer launched their first women’s fragrance, “Y” , followed by Rive Gauche in 1970, Opium in 1977, Paris in 1983 and Kouros fro emn in 1981.  These fragnces have become some of the best sellers around the world and can still be found today. Since then, many more scents have been introduced, such as Baby Doll, Yvress (originally named Champagne), Elle and Cinema.

For the next 20 years, his designs were extremely sought after by the rich,the famous and the beautiful.  Models rushed to be hired by him and walk on the runways wearing his creations.

 

 

 

 

 

Yves Saint Laurent Products

  • Belle D’ Opium

    For Her - Soft Oriental

    2010

  • YSL Young Sexy Love

    For Her - Floral

    2007

  • Baby Doll Paris

    For Her - Floral

    1999

  • In Love Again

    For Her - Floral

    1998

  • Y

    For Her - Mossy Woods

    1964

  • Rive Gauge Pour Homme

    For Him - Aromatic

    2003

  • M7 Pour Homme

    For Him - Woody Oriental

    2002

  • Opium Pour Homme

    For Him - Woody Oriental

    1995

  • Pour Homme

    For Him - Citrus

    1971

  • Body Kouros

    For Him - Woody Oriental

    2000

  • Jazz

    For Him - Aromatic

    1988

  • Kouros

    For HIm - Aromatic

    1981

  • L’ Homme Sport

    For Him - Woods/Citrus

    2014

  • L’Homme Libre

    For Him - Aromatic

    2011

  • L’Homme La Nuit

    For Him - Woods

    2009

  • L’Homme

    For Him - Woods

    2006

  • Yvresse (Champagne)

    For Her - Mossy Woods

    1993

  • Cinema

    For Her - Floral Oriental

    2004

  • Elle

    For Her - Woods

    2007

  • Paris

    For Her - Floral

    1983

  • Manifesto

    For Her - Floral Oriental

    2012

  • Opium

    For Her - Soft Oriental

    1977/2009

  • Parisienne

    For Her - Floral

    2009

  • Rive Gauge

    For Her - Soft Floral

    1969/2003

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