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Yves Saint Laurent Dies at 71

Yves Saint Laurent Dies at 71

Legendary fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent died Sunday in Paris, France. He was 71.

According to his longtime friend and associate, Pierre Berge, Saint Laurent died Sunday evening following a long illness.

He was “unquestionably the greatest designer” from the 1950s to 2000, Valerie Steele, director of The Museum at FIT (New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology) tells USA Today. “Just as Chanel brought modernism into women’s fashion, you could say Yves Saint Laurent brought fashion up to a kind of contemporary life.”

“Most designers are incredibly lucky if they can contribute one thing to fashion,” Steele continues. “But he was like Picasso: He contributed to so many significant movements. It’s impossible to imagine contemporary fashion without this man.”

RIP YSL.

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  • joss

    first

    RIP

  • merk

    R.I.P.

  • merk

    first!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • media

    RIP YSL

  • …..

    My favorite designer !

    RIP Monsieur Saint Laurent !

  • tayler (miley cyrus fan 4eva)

    0MG! R.I.P.! && YOU WERE ONE OF THE GREATEST DESIGNERS! >;d
    >;p

  • sam

    rip
    :(

  • lln

    oh my!
    that’s really sad.
    R.I.P. R.S.L.

  • anon

    Very sad. RIP. I rember that name from my mom. It seems like YSL was the name that meant couture and the finest you can have.

  • anon

    I mean remember

  • danielle

    rip

  • i love ysl

    rip ysl. i love you

  • pump up the jam pump it up

    Truly a sad day. One of the greatest of all time and he will always be remembered as exactly that and so much more. His life deserves to be celebrated.

  • ASHI JIJI

    MY CONDOLENSES .:(:(:(.
    LOVE YOU and YOUR HOUSE IN MARRAKECH ……….

  • _nika

    R.I.P
    what a loss in the fashion world.

  • Halli

    I just heard about this. I am so saddened by his death. I really love his work and respected him as a man. My very first fragrance was this really obscure whale-poo perfume. I’m not kidding, my mom had it since the early 90′s.

    Quick Fact:
    Whale poo is called ambergris and is grey and light enough to float on top of the water. Sometimes you find it on the beach. It can be used in the manufacture of perfume!

  • star

    aw you made. good colognes !

  • khadja

    I love his lipsticks..

    RIP Mr Saint Laurent.

    Thoughts and prayers to the Saint Laurent family

  • rien

    Farewell!
    Another Great One has left

    The sweetness of morning dew
    spread the news about you
    and the roses that change to blue

    Farewell, Yves.
    Till the time we meet again.

  • rae

    He was an incredible designer. RIP YSL.

  • http://rebel-chic.blogspot.com nounou

    omg this is sad

    rest in peace

  • zoe

    i was totally shocked when i heard this.
    RIP YSL. p.s. his name was so cool too….

  • K

    rest in peace.. he was truly an inspiration to the fashion world!

  • O.M.G.

    TRUELY THE BEST

    REST IN PEACE…

    MAY GOD ALWAYS BE WITH YOU.

    R.I.P

  • guste

    RIP.

  • nuala

    This is so sad, I was a huge fan of his work, and he will be sorely missed.

  • saucy

    71 my ass!

  • Erin

    @ #27.
    at least show some respect.

    RIP YSL.
    You were a great designer.

  • manny

    was he gay? prlly was like all the aother gaywaadd male designers!!!!

  • WelshBoy

    At least Karl Lagerfeld is doing well.

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