Fashion lost one its legendary icons last summer when Yves Saint Laurent died of brain cancer . As a budding prodigy, Saint Laurent took the helm of the French fashion house, Christian Dior, at the age of 21 when the couturier suddenly passed away on vacation. Saint Laurent later went on to build his own eponymous brand that he controlled until 2002 when Gucci’s Tom Ford took over as creative director.
The late designer is known for invigorating the fashion world in the 60s and early 70s with his sense for shrewd style, exacting cut and flattering forms that embodied French chic at its best. Credited with the concept of ready-to-wear with the launch of Rive Gauche in 1966, Yves also brought the fashion world lasting classics that have made their way onto runways season-after-season. YSL legacies that have inspired the likes of Marc Jacobs, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Ralph Lauren. Below is a sartorial reflection back into the looks that were shown to us first by Yves Saint Laurent. Each look is accompanied by a Yves Saint Laurent look for less.
The Mondrian Shift