Born in 1936, Yves Saint Laurent grew up in Oran, Algeria. At 17, he left for Paris, where he showed his drawings to Michel de Brunhoff, director of Vogue, who published several of them immediately. De Brunhoff introduced Saint Laurent to Christian Dior, who he would work under until Dior's death in 1957.
But far from being lost in Dior's shadow,
In 1962, the first of many Yves Saint Laurent perfumes was introduced to the public. Over the years, Yves Saint Laurent fragrances have continued to offer the same luxury and elegance featured in his clothing selections. He continued to be a trendsetter in 1971 when he created a Yves Saint Laurent cologne for him, titled simply Yves Saint Laurent Pour Homme, the first of many successful scents for both men and women.
In January 2002, the 65-year-old designer announced his retirement, but despite his departure from the fashion world, the Yves Saint Laurent perfumes have continued to increase in popularity, with the company he founded still releasing popular fragrances to this day. Some men and women are simply drawn to these timeless scents, while others can't help but appreciate a designer who stood out from the rest, always looking for ways to push the envelope.
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Women's Liberation and Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent had a penchant for fashion design from a young age, when he began designing clothing for his sister's dolls at the age of seven. Saint Laurent's talent
was so strong that as an 18-year-old college student, he won first and third prizes in the International Wool Design competition. This victory earned him a position with the House of Dior, which paved the way for the opening of his very own fashion house in 1962.Saint Laurent
was an active participant in the women's liberation movement and designed clothes that would suit a woman no matter which role she was trying to fulfill: a wife, a mother, or a career woman. These clothes were meant to be functional, sexy, feminine, and fashionable, with a slight masculine twist. Saint Laurent was inspired by the independent women of the liberation movement, and his fashion shows featured women wearing heels with trousers and trench coats over their evening wear.
Yves Saint Laurent Scents
Saint Laurent's first fragrance, Y, debuted in 1964 in a bottle shaped like a woman's head and shoulders. Pour Homme, his first fragrance for men, debuted in 1971, and in the same year, Saint Laurent created a new perfume called Rive Gauche, named after the location of his Paris boutique. Other popular scents by Yves Saint Laurent include Yvresse, Opium, Supreme Bouquet, and Noble Leather. Another much-loved scent is Paris, which captures the essence of the famed city with notes of hawthorn, rose, juniper, iris, mimosa, and sandalwood.
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