Yves Saint Laurent

1936 - 2008

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Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent (1 August 1936 – 1 June 2008), referred to as Yves Saint Laurent (, also UK: , US: , French: [iv sɛ̃ lɔʁɑ̃] ) or YSL, was a French fashion designer who, in 1962, founded his eponymous fashion label. He is regarded as being among the foremost fashion designers of the twentieth century. In 1985, Caroline Milbank wrote, "The most consistently celebrated and influential designer of the past twenty-five years, Yves Saint Laurent can be credited with both spurring the couture's rise from its 1960s ashes and with finally rendering ready-to-wear reputable." He developed his style to accommodate the changes in fashion during that period. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yves Saint Laurent has received more than 233,120 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Yves Saint Laurent is the 3rd most popular fashion designer (up from 4th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Algeria (down from 5th in 2019) and the most popular Algerian Fashion Designer.

Yves Saint Laurent is most famous for being a French fashion designer. He is best known for founding the luxury fashion house that bears his name.

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Among fashion designers, Yves Saint Laurent ranks 3 out of 51Before him are Coco Chanel, and Karl Lagerfeld. After him are Christian Dior, Pierre Cardin, Calvin Klein, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Vivienne Westwood, Ralph Lauren, Maurizio Gucci, Hubert de Givenchy, and Donatella Versace.

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Among people born in 1936, Yves Saint Laurent ranks 6Before him are Pope Francis, Silvio Berlusconi, Václav Havel, Sepp Blatter, and Alan Alda. After him are Barry Barish, Mario Vargas Llosa, Robert Redford, Ken Loach, Mikhail Tal, and Amancio Ortega. Among people deceased in 2008, Yves Saint Laurent ranks 4Before him are Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Bobby Fischer, and Edmund Hillary. After him are Suharto, Paul Newman, Samuel P. Huntington, Chinghiz Aitmatov, Albert Hofmann, Irena Sendler, Charlton Heston, and Arthur C. Clarke.

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In Algeria

Among people born in Algeria, Yves Saint Laurent ranks 6 out of 213Before him are Augustine of Hippo (354), Albert Camus (1913), Apuleius (125), Tariq ibn Ziyad (670), and Jacques Derrida (1930). After him are Macrinus (164), Saint Monica (332), Louis Althusser (1918), Jugurtha (-160), Ahmed Ben Bella (1916), and Emir Abdelkader (1808).


Among fashion designers born in Algeria, Yves Saint Laurent ranks 1