This week saw Yves Saint Laurent, a film based on the life of the iconic designer (and endorsed by his former partner, Pierre Bergé) open in the UK. It is nothing less than amazing.
Inspired by the designer’s life, here is a little recap of some of his most iconic dresses, designed by Yves Saint Laurent himself, which marked his most significant life mile-stones, and a little fashion history lesson.
1/9 HE STARTED AT DIOR
After entering and winning a competition for young fashion designers when he was 17, Saint Laurent travelled to Paris and met with the then-editor of Paris Vogue. Two years later, after finishing his studies, Saint Laurent was introduced to Christian Dior who hired him on the spot. Fast forward to 1957, when Monsieur Dior died, and Yves took over as head designer. He was 21.
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