Sunday, June 1, 2008

Yves Saint Laurent's Line Goes Out of Fashion

French fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent, widely hailed as one of the greatest designers of the 20th century, died Sunday in Paris. He was 71. "Yves Saint Laurent died Sunday at 11:10 pm," announced his foundation, the Pierre-Berge-Saint Laurent Foundation. The reclusive French maestro, who had retired from haute couture in 2002 after four decades at the top of his trade, had been ill for some time.

Saint Laurent's longtime business partner Pierre Berge, hailed him as a fashion revolutionary.

"He knew perfectly well that he had revolutionised haute couture, the important place he occupied in the second half of the 20th century," Berge said.

"Yves Saint Laurent knew perfectly well that he had transformed the world and fashion, that all the women of the world owed a debt to him in a certain way."
We don't know much about haute couture, but we do know that what's haute doesn't stay haute for more than a season. Which is a testament to Saint Laurent for staying on top for so long.


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