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 211,650 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia. Yves Saint Laurent is the 3rd most popular fashion designer, the 3rd most popular biography from Algeria 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 36Before him are Coco Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld. After him are Christian Dior, Pierre Cardin, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Vivienne Westwood, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Hubert de Givenchy, Donatella Versace, and Tommy Hilfiger.

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Among people born in 1936, Yves Saint Laurent ranks 4Before him are Pope Francis, Silvio Berlusconi, and Václav Havel. After him are Robert Redford, Sepp Blatter, Mario Vargas Llosa, Ken Loach, Andrei Chikatilo, Valery Legasov, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, and Amancio Ortega. Among people deceased in 2008, Yves Saint Laurent ranks 2Before him is Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. After him are Irena Sendler, Edmund Hillary, Paul Newman, Bobby Fischer, Arthur C. Clarke, Charlton Heston, Suharto, Albert Hofmann, Samuel P. Huntington, and Chinghiz Aitmatov.

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In Algeria

Among people born in Algeria, Yves Saint Laurent ranks 3 out of 164Before him are Augustine of Hippo (354) and Albert Camus (1913). After him are Apuleius (125), Jacques Derrida (1930), Macrinus (164), Louis Althusser (1918), Saint Monica (332), Jugurtha (-160), Ahmed Ben Bella (1916), Emir Abdelkader (1808), and Édouard-Henri Avril (1849).


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