About the designer
‘Fashions fade, style is eternal’ are memorable words spoken by the French designer Yves Saint Laurent. After working for Christian Dior at a very young age, he launched his own labels in 1961. His slightly masculine yet elegant designs were greatly adored by wealthy women at the time. By the eighties, he had become a fashion icon. After going through a few turbulent years, privately as well as professionally, Yves Saint Laurent became ill and passed away in 2008. Before as well as after his death the house has had several talented designers at the helm, including Tom Ford, Stefano Pilati and Hedi Slimane. In 2016, Hedi Slimane left the house and was replaced by the Belgian-Italian Anthony Vaccarello.