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another dress from the YSL prefall 05 collection
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very nice por homme...
but this thread is about 'all about yves'..

not 'all about everyone who came afterwards...and tried to fill his shoes...'

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perhaps a mod can move theses over to the pre-fall or fall 06 thread?...

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the infamous shoe
Jeanne mocassion pump...
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very nice por homme...
but this thread is about 'all about yves'..

not 'all about everyone who came afterwards...and tried to fill his shoes...'

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perhaps a mod can move theses over to the pre-fall or fall 06 thread?...
hehehe oops! thanks softgrey:p

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no problem...thanks for the pix...

hoping you'll post some new streetstyle pics...**

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Saint Laurent, Yves***
Biography
http://www.encyclopedia.com/html/S/SaintL1au.asp


(ïv sa<breve>N lôräN´) , 1936-, French fashion designer, b. Algeria as Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent. He established houses of couture and boutiques in Paris and New York. He was the foremost assistant to Christian Dior and became his successor as head of the House of Dior at the age of 21. His early collections were noted for their extreme, maverick quality. He opened his own Paris house in 1961, featuring the “chic beatnik” look; knitted turtlenecks; thigh-length boots; and short jackets. He revolutionized the fashion world by creating trousers and broad-shouldered suits that were images of power for women. His later designs include sophisticated tweed suits, the Mondrian dress, pleated skirts, updated peasant costumes, tuxedos for women, and heavy costume jewelry. His focus on an androgynous look was extremely influential in the fashion of the 1970s. He also designed for the Ballets de Roland Petit. By the mid-1970s, at the height of his success, his design empire included sweaters, neckties, eyeglass cases, linens, children's clothes, and fragrances. Gucci acquired his ready-to-wear and cosmetics divisions in 2000. Saint Laurent announced his retirement in 2002.



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**more thorough bio from vogue.co.uk..


Born in 1936, Yves Saint Laurent grew up in Oran, Algeria. At 17, he left for Paris where he showed his drawings to Michel de Brunhoff, director of Vogue, who published several of them immediately. Following a stint at fashion school, Saint Laurent was introduced to Christian Dior by de Brunhoff and he went on to work for Dior until his death in 1957.
After taking over as art director for Dior, Saint Laurent launched his first collection for the company, the Ligne Trapéze, that year. It was a resounding success the world over and won him a Neiman Marcus Oscar. In 1960, Saint Laurent created his revolutionary "Beat Look" collection which used couture techniques to refine streetstyle. However, his dramatic designs were too much for the house of Dior and a year later they lifted bars on his national service.
When he returned from service in 1962, Saint Laurent set up his own fashion house with Pierre Bergé and continued to rock the establishment. In 1966, he introduced le smoking, his legendary smoking suit, which prompted the consequent androgynous revolution. He is now credited with a range of other innovations including the reefer jacket (1962), the sheer blouse (1966), and the jumpsuit (1968), as well as ready-to-wear culture as a whole.
In October 1998, Yves Saint Laurent showed his last ready-to-wear collection for the Rive Gauche label he had founded more than 30 years before. But, according to a sorrowful spokeswoman, the 61-year old designer was simply too overwrought to take his final bow. US designer Alber Elbaz was hand-picked to succeed him, but found that his career there was swiftly terminated after the Italian fashion Gucci bought full control of the business at the end of 1999 and handed the reins to powerhouse designer Tom Ford. Yves Saint Laurent retained control of the haute couture business and continues to show in Paris each season. These days, the reach of the Saint Laurent empire he founded and sold on is vast: the company produces menswear, furs, jewellery, perfumes and a range of accessories, all of which are distributed worldwide.
During his career, Saint Laurent was arguably the industry's greatest designer. Over the years, he received countless accolades: in 1985, he was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour by President François Mitterand; in 1995, he was promoted to the rank of Officer of the Legion of Honour, finally becoming a Commandeur six years later. His status as a national icon was also cemented when, at the final of the 1998 World Cup, near Paris, 300 models presented a retrospective of YSL creations, to celebrate the designer's forty years in fashion, in front of 80,000 football fans and more than 170 international sports channels.
In January 2002, the 65-year-old designer announced his retirement. Paying tribute to his mentors, including Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Schiaparelli and Chanel, he revealed that his decision was based on a disgust with an industry that had become ruled more by commercial gain than art. "I have nothing in common with this new world of fashion, which has been reduced to mere window-dressing," he said. "Elegance and beauty have been banished." The news came just 16 days before he presented his final haute couture collection. In a fitting end to his 40-year career, the show constituted a thorough retrospective of his work: over an hour and a half long, it featured over 250 outfits, 40 of them new designs, and 100 models. A tearful Yves Saint Laurent took his final bow as his long-time muse, Catherine Deneuve, sang Ma Plus Belle Histoire d'Amour.

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Yves was in the military, talk about gays in the military. I can imagine him re-tailoring the uniforms. The House of Dior was very bitchy in that, it seems like they used the military as a way to get rid of him and bring Bohan in, who did nothing for Dior, because we'd know of him if he did.


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excellent post diorling...


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a couple of my fave looks from the archives...
the 'smock' or 'tunic' and the matisse inspired 'gypsy' blouse...


i think these are 'insanely' good.................

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Detail

Evening Dress, Soirée de Paris
by Yves Saint Laurent for Christian Dior, Paris
Autumn/Winter 1955
Black silk velvet trimmed with white silk satin
Gift of Marti Stevens, from the wardrobe of Marlene Dietrich, 1983.1.1253ab
Silverman/Rodgers Collection
KSUM 1983.1.8ab
White satin sash reproduced for the museum by Christian Dior, Paris, in 1996


In 1955, just after the completion of his studies, Saint Laurent was introduced to Christian Dior, who hired him immediately as his assistant. This is the first dress Saint Laurent designed for Dior, and it was made famous in this photograph of the model Dovima by Richard Avedon for Harper's Bazaar.








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Soirée de Paris, 1955


Yves Saint Laurent

Broadbent Gallery
March 3 to October 16, 2005


Jean L. Druesedow
Curator












For forty years, from 1962-2002, the Yves Saint Laurent label was one of the most coveted labels in haute couture, available to those 25-women in the world with the means to possess garments of the quality it represented. Superb design and hand workmanship characterize French haute couture, the finest or highest form of sewing, and no atelier excelled that of Yves Saint Laurent at 5 Avenue Marceau, 75116 Paris, France.

The majority of the garments in this exhibition are gifts to the Kent State University Museum from three fashionable women: Aileen Mehle, beter known as "Suzy," the New York society columnist; Mrs. William McCormick blair, Jr., a notable hostess of Washington, D.C.; and the late Joanne Toor Cummings, a New York City art patron, collector and philanthropist, the wife of Nathan Cummings, founder of Consolidated Foods Corporation, the maker of Sara Lee products. The Museum is grateful for the generosity of these women.

Jean L. Druesedow
Curator








This exhibition has been made possible by the Friends of Fashion
and with general operating support provided by the Ohio Arts Council.







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Yves Saint Laurent and the Little Black Dress

On Being a Couturier

Yves Saint Laurent on the Haute Couture

Suits

Woman and the Couturier

Pierre Bergé on the Haute Couture


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Copyright © 2001 The Kent State University Museum. All Rights Reserved.








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i believe that these are cards and envelopes that YSL designed in 2000 for valentine's day....
perhaps someone whose french is a bit better than mine could verify this?...
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Stamps, no? It says they were issued by the French post office for Valentine's day.

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I think this is an amazing thread! Yves Saint Laurent is no doubt a legend. Even though I am too young to remember the 'real' YSL, I can confidently say I love what the brand is (on the runway at least) today. The last two season's under Pilati's creative hand have been my favourite. Even though I can't compare his collections to vintage Yves Saint Laurent, they just seem so...Yves Saint Laurent. They feel right.

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Stamps, no? It says they were issued by the French post office for Valentine's day.
i know it says they were issued for valentines day...
it also says cards and envelopes....so they are not stamps dear poc...
i can't figure out what the two are that i didn't post...
maybe postcards...?...


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