History and background of Yves Saint Laurent. 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. Following a stint at fashion school, Saint Laurent was introduced to Christian Dior by de Brunhoff and he went on to work for Dior until his death in 1957.
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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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