Yves Saint Laurent
Nationality: 
french
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1936
Birth Place: 
Oran
Death Date: 
2008
Founded his own fashion house in 1961 after working with Christian Dior during the last years of his life(from 1955) and succeeding the master at his death in 1957. Notable for his adaptations of 'street' looks, 'le smoking' and pantsuits for women, collaborations with visual artists, etc. Label was acquired by Gucci in 1999. YSL retired 2002 and died in 2008.