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September 7, 2013

Quotes From Famous Fashion Designers – Yves Saint Laurent

ysl1Yves Saint Laurent led a controversial lifestyle, especially towards end of his life. He did not actively participate in his business for the past 10 years of his official career, only showing up at the run ways to waive to public. But first 20 years of his career were remarkable and will forever be embedded in the history of fashion. He became a lead designer for Dior house when he was just 20 years old. He actually got to work closely with Christian Dior. He created many novel styles such as Safari, women’s suit etc. Here are some of his quotes that perhaps will help understand what he was striving for with his designs:

Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.

Isn’t elegance forgetting what one is wearing?

A good model can advance fashion by ten years.

We must never confuse elegance with snobbery.

I am not interested in beauty, I am only interested in shock and seduction.

I am scared of this collection.

The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.

The most beautiful clothes that can dress a woman are the arms of the man she loves. But for those who haven’t had the fortune of finding this happiness, I am there.

I participated in the transformation of my era. I did it with clothes, which is surely less important than music, architecture, painting … but whatever it’s worth I did it.

I tried to show that fashion is an art. For that, I followed the counsel of my master Christian Dior and the imperishable lesson of Mademoiselle Chanel. I created for my era and I tried to foresee what tomorrow would be.

I love bows, … And I feel some couture pots coming on.

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I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence.

November 29, 2012

Yves Saint Laurent Sunglasses – Perfection from the Late Couturier

Yves Saint Laurent was a men of style. He was very opinionated men and self-conscious, which was a good thing at the time. It helped him to revolutionize fashion. On most of the pictures that survived today Yves is wearing thick black glasses of a rectangular shape. And while many trends in glasses went on and off, thick plastic black glasses never left the trend. This what Yves believed in, it will be trendy while you choose to wear it, once you put something else on – it will take over. Yves Saint Laurent sunglasses is no exception. They are very bold and all share similar style. You can almost look on one pair without staring at the logo and say “This is YSL”. Check these out:

YSL 2338

YSL 2338 sunglasses

Yves Saint Laurent YSL 6363

YSL 6363 glasses

Yves Saint Laurent sunglasses

YSL 2345 sunglasses

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Yves Saint Laurent YSL 2340 sunglasses

YSL 2340

Yves Saint Laurent YSL 2339 sunglasses

YSL 2339

Yves Saint Laurent sunglasses YSL 2335

YSL 2335

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Yves Saint Laurent sunglasses YSL 2332

YSL 2332

Yves Saint Laurent sunglasses YSL 2331

YSL 2331

Yves Saint Laurent sunglasses YSL 2330

YSL 2330

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November 23, 2012

Yves Saint Laurent Sketches

Yves Saint Laurent was a true master of sketches. He is known to draw not only for work, but also casually as a hobby. Just recently Voque magazine published an article about ongoing fight between two former lovers of Yves over the 300 sketches that are about to get exhibited. Apparently many of the sketches are erotic. But when it came down to Yves Saint Laurent work sketches, there was nothing erotic. In fact, his women models were always very serious, workaholic looking and a bit manly. Hence is his most famous invention – pant suit for a woman. There are thousands of Yves Saint Laurent sketches survived today. We can see that when new collection was planned Yves would produce dozens versions of a sketch to experiment with fabric, silhouettes or clothing combinations.

Yves Saint Laurent Sketch
Yves Saint Laurent Sketch
Yves Saint Laurent Sketch
Yves Saint Laurent Sketch
Yves Saint Laurent Sketch
Yves Saint Laurent Sketch

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