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Marc Bohan
Nationality: 
french
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1926
Birth Place: 
Paris
Born 1926. After apprenticeships with Patou, Piguet , Givenchy and Molyneux, founded his own couture house in 1953.From 1954-1956 he designed for the House of Patou. An assistant at Dior, in 1960 he replaced Yves Saint Laurent as designer under murky circumstances involving Saint Laurent's absence for military service(and subsequent breakdown), and a law suit which may have supplied the funds necessary to launch the YSL house. Bohan continued as designer at Dior until 1989, moving back from YSL's innovative ideas to the former ladylike Dior image.