Yves Saint-Laurent 1936-2008

by guestofaguest · June 2, 2008

Yves Saint-Laurent 1936-2008 [Photo via The Biography Channel]

Yves Saint-Laurent died this Sunday, June 1st. He was a true artist, and fortunate enough to be celebrated in his own lifetime. From creating the iconic “smoking” jacket to styling women in feminine and chic pants suits, an empowering twist on fashion in both the professional and social worlds. Saint-Laurent was even the first living fashion designer to have a show devoted to him in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1983.

Widely considered the “last of a generation” (Chicago Tribune) along with the likes of Christian Dior and Coco Chanel, he managed to be an innovator and a classic in his own lifetime. I’ve included some of his classic pieces after the jump.

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[Photos via Met Museum]

Written by Catherine Boswell