Saint Laurent

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Saint Laurent is a far-famed fashion house that was established by Yves Saint Laurent and his partner, Pierre Bergé in 1961, when the young designer was only 25 years old. Since its foundation, the couture house has held considerable influence throughout the fashion industry. Yves Saint Laurent’s creativity and unique ability to challenge the rules has set the YSL brand aside from his peers.

The couturier has torn down the bridges between men’s and women’s fashion by designing the revolutionary Le Smoking trouser suit for women, thus celebrating a liberated female sexuality. Years from now, Saint Laurent occupies a special position in the world of fashion and competes with the high-end luxury brands throughout the globe.

About

Yves Saint Laurent is a founder and designer of the namesake brand, who has started his soaring fashion career at 25 and soon became known as one of the greatest couturiers in fashion history. Yves was never afraid of being different thanks to his distinctive identity and individuality, designing products, which were luxury and revolutionary at the same time. Today, a variety of outstanding products, including ready-to-wear garments, bags, shoes, and accessories, are offered under the YSL brand. Production is mostly divided between two epicenters of fashion in the world – France and Italy, where the Saint Laurent original workshop still produces clothes. Under worldwide license agreements, the YSL Fashion House also designs and distributes cosmetics, fragrances and eyewear.

When it comes to eyewear, the YSL brand has become world renowned for its adorable heart-shaped sunglasses, known as Saint Laurent Lou Lou. The sexy frame is still admired by fashionistas and celebs all over the globe. Another bestselling pair of glasses by Saint Laurent is Betty – the oversized square shield sunglasses named after Betty Catroux, the French fashion house’s muse. You are welcome to find both of these legendary frames, as well as a comprehensive collection of other head-turning styles right here, at EyeOns. Whichever pair of glasses from Saint Laurent you choose, it will surely level up your everyday looks and make an unforgettable impression.

History

Yves Saint Laurent is a great fashion couturier who has strongly influenced the industry’s trends in the 1960s to the present day. Born in 1936, in Oran, Algeria, Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent has grown incredibly creative and enthusiastic boy dreaming of Paris and world fame. In only three decades, Yves Saint Laurent has become one of the most notable designers after the creation of his arguably the most celebrated Le Smoking suit, the classic tuxedo suit for women.

In 1961, Yves Saint Laurent founded a House of Haute Couture, one of the most respected fashion houses of the 20th century. The designer has given mass appeal to such fashion trends as safari jackets, tall boots and tight pants for women, black leather jackets decorated with fur, chic beatnik look of turtlenecks, sheer blouses, just to name a few. Yves Saint Laurent has also mainstreamed the idea of wearing classic silhouettes from the 1920s, '30s and '40s. He was never fearful of provoking or shocking the fashion world in the name of freedom of expression.

Since the late 90s some of the most respected names in the fashion industry, from Tom Ford to Lanvin's Alber Elbaz, have spent several years at the brand's helm. The Great couturier died in 2008 of brain cancer. In four years, Hedi Slimane, who was a menswear designer of the label in 1996, turned back to the fashion house and shortened the brand's name to Saint Laurent. Nowadays, the label is headed by Anthony Vaccarello and is still synonymous worldwide with true Italian luxury and refinement.