Yves Saint Laurent Passes at Age 71

Mr. Saint Laurent achieved instant fame in 1958 at the age of 21 when he showed his Trapeze collection, his first for Christian Dior following the master’s death. But unlike many overnight sensations, Mr. Saint Laurent managed to remain at the top of his profession as fashion changed, from an emphasis on formal, custom-made haute couture to casual sportswear.

Yves Saint Laurent passed away on Sunday in Paris. He was 71. The announcement was made by the Pierre-Berge-Saint Laurent Foundation, but the cause of death was not immediately released.

Read the full article on The New York Times Website.

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~ by Jay White on June 2, 2008.

One Response to “Yves Saint Laurent Passes at Age 71”

  1. Yeah, I heard about this today…how sad.

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