Legendary Fashion Designers – Yves Saint Laurent

Legendary Fashion Designers – Yves Saint Laurent




“The most consistently celebrated and influential designer of the past twenty – five years, Yves Saint Laurent can be credited with both spurring and couture’s rise from its sixties ashes and finally rendering ready – to – wear reputable”
           
          Caroline Rennolds Milbank –
Yves Henri Donat Mathieu Saint Laurent known also as Yves Saint Laurent was a French fashion designer and she is regarded among the top fashion designers in fashion history.

Yves Saint Laurent’s biography

Yves Henri Donat Mathieu – Saint – Laurent was born on August 1936, inOran, Algeria. He grew up in Mediterranean with his two sisters. When she was child he liked to create intricate paper dolls and during his early years as teenager he was designing dresses for his mother and sisters. At the age of 17 he moved to Paris and he enrolled at the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. In a very short period of time he attracted the interest of other designers and publishers.
The editor of French Vogue, Mr. Michel De Brunhoff introduced Saint Laurentto designer Christian Dior. This was the milestone event which changed the faith of young Yves Saint Laurent. Latter he commented about Dior “Dior fascinated me, I couldn’t speak in front of him. He taught me the basis of my art. Whatever was to happen next, I never forgot the years I spent at by his side”.
 At the beginning Saint Laurentspent his first year at the House of Dior on mundane tasks, such as decorating the studio and designing accessories. He was allowed to submit sketches for the couture collection, only six of them were accepted. In August 1957, Dior met with Saint Laurent’s mother to tell her that he had chosen Saint Laurentto succeed him as a designer.  In October of 1957 Dior died at a health spa in northern Italy.
In this life nothing happens by luck. In 1957, Saint Laurent found himself at the age of 21 the head designer of the House of Dior. It was a huge responsibility but Saint Laurentwas very talented. His spring 1958 collection almost certainly saved the enterprise from financial ruin.
His fall 1958 collection was not greeted with the same level of approval as his first collection and later collections for the house of Dior featuring bobble skirts and beatnik fashions. In 1958 Saint Laurent was chosen to design the wedding dress for the marriage of Farah Dida with the Shah of Iran.
In 1960, Saint Laurent found himself in the French Army during the Algerian War of Independence. During his military service he was injured and he was admitted to a military hospital, where she received news that he had been fired by Marcel Boussac the owner of the House of Dior. This fact was responsible the exacerbation of his condition and he was transferred to Val – de – Grace military hospital. He received electroshock therapy and large doses of sedatives and psychoactive drugs. After the release of the hospital he sued Dior for breach of contract and won.
Latter with his partner, industrialist Pierre Berge, started their own fashion house “Yves Saint Laurent YSL” with funds from American millionaire J. Mark Robinson.                
During a period of 1960 – 1970 the firm popularized fashion trends such as beatnik look, safari jackets for men and women, tight trousers, tall, thigh – high boots and arguably the most famous classic tuxedo suit for women in 1966, Le Smoking.
He succeed, he was the first French couturier to come out with a full prêt – a – porter (ready to wear) line, actually he “democratize fashion”. The majority of his collections received positive comments by press on the other hand other collections raised controversy. As an example we can mention the title “Une grande farce” (a great prank call) of the French newspaper French Soir for his collection in 1971.           
Saint Laurent was considered one of Paris’s jet set during seventies. He was among the celebrities at clubs in Franceand New Yorksuch as Studio 54 and Regine. He used to life at his villa in Marrakech (Morocco) and at Chateu Gabriel in Benerville – sur – Mer. In 1983 Saint Laurent was the first living fashion designer to be honored by  the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  In 2001 he was awarded the rank of Commander of the Legion d’ Honneur by French president Jacques Chirac. In 2007, he was awarded the rank of grand Officier de la Legion d’ honneur by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.    
In 2002 Saint Laurentretired and he lived in Normandy and Morocco. He died on 1 June 2008, of brain cancer at his residence in Pariswas given a Catholic funeral as St. Roch Catholic Church in Paris. Among the funeral attendants were the former queen of Iran Farah Pahlavi, Bernadette Chirac, President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni. Saint Laurent was rated as the top – earning dead celebrity in 2009 by Forbes magazine. His body wad cremated and his ashes were scattered in Marrakech and in the Majorelle garden.

 Yves Saint Laurent muses

Saint Laurent had numerous muses that inspired his work. Among them was Victoire Doutreleau , Loulou De la Falaise, Iman a Somali super model, Betty Catroux, Catherine Deneuve, Talitha Pol – Getty, Nicole Dorier, Katoucha Niane, Rebecca Ayoko and Laetittia Casta.

Yves Saint Laurent on film and TV

The life of the legendary fashion designer aspired the production of a large number of Films and TV programs. Among them:
          David Teboul’s Yves Saint Laurent, His Life and Times (2002)
          Yves Saint Laurent : 5 Avenue Marceau 75116 Paris(2002)
          L’ Amour Fou (Pierre Thoretton’s, 2009)
          Yves Saint Laurent (2014)
          Saint Laurent (2014)


The life of Yves Saint Laurent is the theme of the book of Pierre Berge “Yves Saint Laurent: A Moroccan Passion”     

  In Summary 5 Highlights of Yves Saint Laurent life

  1. Passion about fashion, creation, beauty, colors and life were the main driving forces for the success of Yves Saint Laurent
  2. She was born in Algeria, he was passionate about clothes design since his childhood. He started his career by submitting sketches and he moved at early age at the Mecca of Fashion, Paris.
  3. His work were exceptional and he attracted the interest of press, he was introduced to Dior by the editor of Vogue, he started by simple jobs as decoration of studio but his passion drove him to the top.
  4. He faced a very difficult period during his service in French Army – Algerian War of Independence, he was injured and he was faired by the House of Dior. He protected his right at courts and he created his fashion house “Yves Saint Laurent YSL”. Friends played a strong role in his steps, they support him with their contacts in the industry and as partners.
  5. He democratize fashion he was the first who announced a full prêt a porter line. His muses were models and girls not only from Europe but also from Africa and Latin America. Yves Saint Laurent changed the way we dress, the way we think about clothes and the our point of view about fashion.
You can watch a part of Yves Saint Laurent film on the following videos

                                   

Zuleyka Silver is the model of the day

Zuleyka Silver is the model of the day

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Zuleyka Silver is a Mexican – American fashion model, actress and she was also the seventh runner of the seventh season of Nuestra Belleza Latina (Our Beautiful Latina) on Univision.

Zuleyka Silver’s biography

Miss Silver was born and grew up in Tijuana, Baja California –Mexico. She started her career in 2009 when she was audited for “Model Latina” third season and she finished second runner – up.
This was actually the milestone event and the gates of film and TV industry opened for her. Her first role was in the television film “The Strip” (2010) and then she performed parts in television series as “90210, “Big Time Rush”, “Touch”, “CSI – Crime Science Investigation” and “the Bold and the Beautiful”.    
In 2013 Miss Silver was auditioned for  “Model Belleza Latina 2013” representing her country Mexico. In 2014 she performed the part of Ann in the Canadian horror film “Girl House”.
During the last two years she performed parts in TV series “The Mentalist”, “Code Black” and “Hawaii Five – 0.
We highly recommend following Miss Silver on social media (Zuleyka Silver on instagram, facebook, twitter etc).
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Loredana Chivu hot in the summer 2016

Loredana Chivu hot in the summer 2016

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Loredana Chivu is an international model and TV Persona from Romania.
Miss Chivu is among the most famous and sexy models in Europe in the previous months we had published a series of articles about her. Obviously Miss Chivu combines a unique body shape with an unforgettable beauty.
We highly recommend following Miss Chivu on social media (Loredana Chivu on instagram, facebook, twitter etc).
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CJ Sparxx – Cassandra Sienega OMG

CJ Sparxx – Cassandra Sienega OMG

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CJ Sparxx known also as Cassandra Sienega is from Californiaand her reputation as model has reached countries far away from the West Coast.
Miss Sparxx was born and grew up in Sacramaento she started her career by participating in a beauty competition near her home and actually this event was a great opportunity for her to attract the interest of industry.
Miss Sparxx was photographed for the major magazines of the industry such as
  • Playboy Mexican Edition
  • Playboy Slovakian Edition
  • Playboy Czech Edition
  • Playboy Philippines
  • Playboy Venezuela
  • Lowrider
  • Hustler
We highly recommend following Miss Cassandra Sienega on social media (CJ Sparxx – Cassandra Sienega on instagram, facebook, twitteretc).   
  
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Sophie Dalzell is the model of the week

Sophie Dalzell is the model of the week

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Sophie Dalzell is a super glamour model from United Kindom who has rocked British TV many times in the previous years.
The super curvy and busty British model was born and grew up in Bradford, a city at north east of Manchester and started modeling with appearances on British Television.
Miss Dalzell keeps rocking the web, by posting high quality photos on social media.
We honor Miss Dalzell by nominating her as the model of the week twice (first week 17- 24 December 2015 and now 28 July – 4 August 2016).  
We highly recommend following Mss Dalzell on social media (Sophie Dalzell on instagram, facebook, twitter etc).
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