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June 6, 2008

Yves Henri Donat Mathieu Saint Laurent

"Le Smoking.
A feminized version of the male tuxedo, le smoking debuted in 1966 and was reinvented and redone every season as Yves's signature silhouette. He revolutionized the industry by being the first to put women in masculine tailoring..".source fashionbomb

Yves Henri Donat Mathieu Saint Laurent (aka YSL) passed away on Sunday, June 1st, 2008. Born August 1st, 1936 in Oran Algeria, Laurent was a French designer who outfitted glamazons the world over. He was considered one of the greatest figures in 20th century French fashion. And in Caroline Rennolds Milbank's book Couture: The Great Fashion Designers, Milbank wrote, "The most consistently celebrated and influential designer of the past twenty-five years, Yves Saint Laurent can be credited with both spurring the couture's rise from its Sixties ashes and with finally rendering ready-to-wear reputable". source

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