Saint Laurent, Yves
Pronunciation: EEV San-LAWRON
Yves Saint Laurent breathed new life onto the French fashion scene in the 60’s. At the age of 21, he was the youngest designer to ever head the house of Dior. YSL’s iconic couture creations include the women’s tuxedo (the memorable Le Smoking), the ultra-chic trench coat, peacoat, shirt-dress and the safari-chic trend. He was also one of the very first designers to use black models in his shows. In 1983, he was the first living designer to be honored with a solo exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.