yves saint laurent tribute

“I want to thank all the women who have worn my clothes, the famous and the unknown, who have been so faithful to me and given me so much joy.” – Yves Saint Laurent 

Yves Saint Laurent sadly passed away from a brain tumour on 1st June, 2008. Since 1958, this man changed the way women dressed. He made them feel elegant, sexy and modest yet relaxed.

With news of the iconic YSL brand changing it’s name, I found it fitting to write a post about the great Yves Saint Laurent himself. I tried to capture 5 moments that are iconic and define him as a person and a designer.

NYC City Blackout, Spoiled Correction Tape, Nails Inc. Victoria and Albert and Model Own white nail art pen.

Starting with the iconic logo that has become one of the most recognizable brands sadly will no longer be seen. Having dropped Yves from the name, Saint Laurent Paris just won’t have the same “oomph” as the original. Apart from his logo, people have that one thing about him or her that defines their look. Some always wear a particular ring, a bracelet, a hairband, a anklet. For Yves, his dark framed spectacles is what made his look complete.

Next, the “Le Smoking” and the Piet Mondrian dress that made him a trendsetter rather than a trend follower. Not to forget the lawsuit against Christian Louboutin that YSL managed to get away with! Read more here.

All in all, half a decade after Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent passing away, what do you think has changed?


Until next time


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