Saint Laurent Paris, also known as Yves Saint Laurent YSL is a fashion houses founded by Yves Henri Donat Mathieu Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé. Yves Saint Laurent’s is considered one of the most talented fashion designers of all times.
Yves Saint Laurent career started when he was young. As a teen, he left for Paris and later on worked for Christian Dior, where he gained fame for his dress designs. In 1966, he launched his own fashion label, designing tuxedos for women which was an instant hit. Over the years, Saint Laurent’s introduce classic tailored pieces like the blazers, sleek jackets, shirt dresses and pea coats for modern women.
Today, Saint Laurent is owned by the Kering Group (a company that also owns Alexander McQueen and Gucci) and is headed up by Hedi Slimane, who rebranded the ready-to-wear line as Saint Laurent Paris but the iconic YSL logo remains on some accessories such as handbags and shoes.
Today, Saint Laurent offers clothes for men and women, shoes, handbags, accessories and cosmetics.