Yves Saint Laurent

1936 - 2008

Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent (, also UK: , US: , French: [iv sɛ̃ lɔʁɑ̃]; 1 August 1936 – 1 June 2008), professionally known as Yves Saint-Laurent, was a French fashion designer who, in 1961, founded his eponymous fashion label. He is regarded as being among the foremost fashion designers in the twentieth century. In 1985, Caroline Rennolds 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 was able to adapt 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 189,727 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3rd most popular fashion designer.

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Among fashion designers, Yves Saint Laurent ranks 3 out of 33Before him are Karl Lagerfeld and Coco Chanel. After him are Christian Dior, Pierre Cardin, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Vivienne Westwood, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Hubert de Givenchy, Tommy Hilfiger, and Roberto Cavalli.

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Among people born in 1936, Yves Saint Laurent ranks 3Before him are Pope Francis and Silvio Berlusconi. After him are Václav Havel, Sepp Blatter, Robert Redford, Valery Legasov, Mario Vargas Llosa, Andrei Chikatilo, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Amancio Ortega, and Mikhail Tal. Among people deceased in 2008, Yves Saint Laurent ranks 1After him are Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Edmund Hillary, Paul Newman, Bobby Fischer, Arthur C. Clarke, Albert Hofmann, Irena Sendler, Charlton Heston, Suharto, Samuel P. Huntington, and Chinghiz Aitmatov.

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In Algeria

Among people born in Algeria, Yves Saint Laurent ranks 3 out of 129Before him are Augustine of Hippo (354) and Albert Camus (1913). After him are Apuleius (125), Jacques Derrida (1930), Macrinus (164), Louis Althusser (1918), Jugurtha (-160), Saint Monica (332), Ahmed Ben Bella (1916), Emir Abdelkader (1808), and Pope Miltiades (250).


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

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