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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

YSL 1936-2008

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Yves Saint Laurent died last Sunday June 1st at his home in Paris. YSL is one of the famous fashion designers of the 20th century together with Christian Dior and Coco Channel. His headquarters is in Paris, the fashion capital of the world. YSL was born in 1936, started designing clothes at the age of 17. He became a student at a haute couture school but only for 3 months then he got introduced to Christian Dior and Dior was so impressed with his talent that he hired YSL. When Christian Dior died in 1957, YSL was named House of Dior head at the age of 21. IN 1962, YSL with his business partner Pierre Berge opened his own couture fashion house. Berge has been his partner for four decades.

YSL retired at the age of 65 with the closure of his haute couture house in 2002 in Paris and sold his ready to wear line to Gucci in 1999. He had a year long battle with cancer before his death last Sunday. The funeral will be on Friday at the Saint Roch Church, Paris.


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> Vanny Tuesday, June 03, 2008

awww.

that's so sad. i love YSL perfume. esp baby doll. sweet smell with a taste of ripe guava. hehe. ;)

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