Yves Saint-Laurent (designer)

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Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent (born 1936-08-01 - 2008-06-01) was a French fashion designer.


  • I have always believed that fashion was not made only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence.
    • As quoted in "50 Days of Everyday Fashion" in Yours magazine.
  • I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.
    • New York Magazine (November 28, 1983), p. 53.


  • We must never confuse elegance with snobbery.
  • To be beautiful, all a woman needs is a black pullover and a black skirt and to be arm in arm with a man she loves.
  • Fashion isn't just to decorate women, but to reassure them, give them confidence.
  • Is elegance not totally forgetting what one is wearing?[1]
  • A woman who has not found her style, who does not feel at ease in her clothes, who does not live in harmony with them, is a sick woman.
  • The silhouette counts more than anything. It should never be overloaded.
  • Fashions fade. Style is eternal.
  • The important thing is to last.

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